Dec 3, 2016

Space Warp Dynamics: The startup that’s working on sending humans to Proxima Centauri

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Space Warp Dynamics’s mission is fundamentally an audacious endeavor in terms of what we deem as the status quo of spacecraft propulsion and in terms of where humanity will be able to reach in the galaxy (other stars) within the next 15–20 years (and not only within the next 200+ years from now). In other words, if this challenge can be addressed with the appropriate resources and the right people’s support, then for example you and your family will potentially be able to travel to Earth 2.0 (presumably in the Proxima Centauri star system).
Space Warp Dynamics can already currently demonstrate (prove) that their invention can manipulate (warp or bend) space-time in a controlled micro-environment. This could mean that we finally know how gravity works and also how to control gravity and this in itself is a monumental accomplishment.
As their technology is now (granted after the necessary safety tests), they can sell/licence their current development level of technology to NASA to use as artificial gravity generation technology on the International Space Station (as you probably know, the long-term lack of gravity on the ISS is really bad for astronauts’ bodies).
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Why is warp drive R&D so important for the future of mankind?
–> Primarily, because without “warp bubble” (warp drive) technology any random object that is “drifting” in space will easily be able to decommission/neutralize even the most robust spacecraft.
–> Without mankind first developing warp drive (“warp bubble”) technology, we will never reach places like Earth 2.0 (presumably in the Proxima Centauri star system).

This is simply because the speeds at which a spacecraft will need to move to get people to another life bearing planet within at least less than half the time of 1 human lifetime’s amount of years, will be way too fast [the relative speed will be way too fast] to allow our spacecraft’s detection systems to anticipate a potential collision with space junk/dust or small meteors. As you know, space junk/dust and small meteors can move at incredibly high relative speeds and at these incredibly high relative speeds even a very small object becomes a serious threat to a spacecraft.
Therefore, any spacecraft traveling at such high relative speeds in space without making use of the protection of a “warp bubble” will be effectively leaving the spaceship vulnerable to these random objects in space to crash into the spaceship. Because, practically it would be virtually impossible for a spaceship to beforehand identify/track and then out-maneuver all of the random objects in space that are going to crash into it while it is traveling between the Solar system and the Proxima Centauri star system – especially if an object is small and traveling at an incredibly high speed.
I trust everyone sees the fundamental need for this technology in order to enable true interstellar (star-to-star) human space exploration.
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  1. Mark Goldes says:

    A sleeping invention by Dr. Robert L. Carroll (1910−1997) a mathematical physicist — could open space to human exploration far beyond present ideas. Carroll’s Ultra-Cold Disruption (UCD) is a revolutionary alternative to any form of fission or fusion. The fuel is very small amounts of ordinary water. There is no radioactive waste. Carroll was aiming for the stars. His alternative to relativity proposed the maximum speed of a spacecraft is 20 million times that of light. However, if it proves practical, UCD could spin a turbine and generate power. Carroll believed it would be safe enough for vehicles. It might also replace chemical rockets with a system that cannot explode and would be much lighter and cheaper. That would allow humans to settle in space in great numbers. AESOP Energy intends to prototype the breadbasket sized reactor. A possible early application is replacement of fuel in an 18 wheel truck. A spacecraft design firm, once convinced it is worth pursuing, has indicated interest in exploring the replacement of chemical rockets with UCD. The invention depends on room temperature superconductors. Polymer Ultraconductors are equivalents — proven by four successful government Small Business Innovation Research contracts. Once UCD proves practical, a nanoscale spacecraft can be launched aimed at a star. If it quickly returns with data and photographs consistent with the Hubble telescope, Carroll will have been proven correct. See: look under MORE.