For the last few years, NASA physicist Harold White and his team have been working on the design for a faster than light speed spaceship. A recent collaboration with artist Mark Rademaker has yielded the visuals for an updated model, a ship nestled at the center of two enormous rings, which create the ‘warp bubble’.
White discusses the concept and the ship in the above video (starting at around 42:00 if you want to cut straight to the chase)
Naturally, it’s called Enterprise.
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After 8 months of research, Luke Geissbuhler and his kids attached a HD camera to a weather balloon and sent it up from Newburgh in Orange County, New York.
In 70 minutes, the rig had risen 30km into the upper stratosphere, where the balloon burst and the camera fell back to earth, deploying a chute and landing safely, having recorded the curvature of the planet and the blackness of space beyond.
Take that, Virgin Galactic.