Big crowds of young people at Space Center Houston were getting a first peek at the Galileo Shuttle Craft from a 1967 episode yesterday. That television series went off the air decades before many in the crowd were even born.
The rehabilitation prop spurred thoughts of space travel. Did you know they're actually doing research on something like warp speed? Harold Sunnywhite heads the advanced propulsion team at the Johnson Space Center. He says there is work being done on an infant version of creating a warp in space.
“Very, very weak,” he says. “It's only going to (reduce) space time about one part in 10 million, at most, but it's kind of the new proper step to take to see if we properly understood and applied the math and physics.”
He says the idea of space travel is still exciting.
“It's something I think that stirs the soul the idea of exploration, and it's not something just with space exploration. We see it even here on earth when people want to go places where people haven't been.”
We need a warp drive. Using current technology, it would take 75 thousand years to travel to the nearest galaxy, Alfa Centauri.