Thursday, November 18, 2010

NASA to Develop '100-Year-Starship '

Very interesting news here from NASA, using a new form of "electro magnetic propulsion" NASA plans to build a starship to travel between "alien worlds". But i mean seriously how is this possible in years??Are  we really be looking at back-engineering in progress?...

A SENIOR NASA official has promised to deliver a spaceship that will travel between alien worlds "within a few years".
Speaking at a conference in San Francisco on Saturday, NASA Ames director Simon Worden said his division had started a project with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency called the "Hundred Year Starship”.
The project was kicked off recently with $1 million funding from DARPA and $100K from NASA and hopes to utilise new propulsion ideas being explored by NASA.
Star Trek fans, prepare to get excited - electric propulsion is here, according to Mr Worden.
“Anybody that watches the (Star Trek) Enterprise, you know you don’t see huge plumes of fire," he said.
"Within a few years we will see the first true prototype of a spaceship that will take us between worlds.”

Mr Worden said the space program was "now really aimed at settling other worlds”. 

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Anonymous said...

To be talking about building a Starship,there must be a smaller
version of the same technology, zip zapping around the world now!?
Could this be what the would is
witnessing now?? "ufo sightings!"
Home built!...Home, as in Planet Earth! or both! from elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath, sounds like the usual BS to me.

Anonymous said...

bit strange that all of a sudden NASA tells everyone they can build a interplanetary spaceship thats speed viable to get to them to other planets!?sounds more like a escape ship for governments and scientists when earth gets wiped out in 2012

Kibby said...

Scott, I need more power!

I always understand the concept of electric magnetism propulsion. One thing didn't get me is it took NASA a while to start the project. I think the amount of energy required wasn't possible in past till now, eh?

Yay! Can I get a navigation job position??

Anonymous said...

Beam him up Spark! **~~~~~}}}}}}}}}

Push Back said...

A waste of time. By the time it is built and is 20 years along the way , we will be able to get there and back in a few days.

Anonymous said...

Tesla power generation system?

Kibby said...

Interracial relationship then soon we'll have a new term: intergalatical relationship. ;)

All thanks to our very first one hundred starship!

Icaro said...

They are depicting a "year 2000 with flying cars"

Icaro said...

they are depicting a "year 2000 with flying cars"

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