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Old September 28 2012, 11:42 PM   #74
publiusr
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Re: Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say

larryman wrote: View Post
So, if a real warp-ship looks like this:
http://orbitalvector.com/FTL/Interdi...ge_IDDrive.jpg

...then would a real shuttlecraft for it, look like this:
http://tommytoy.typepad.com/.a/6a013...bf26970c-800wi

???
No. Ironically, the warp spaceship might be more doable than having an all payload craft--the shuttlecraft hover and land with no reaction mass. I was looking at the the small test stand using a laser and wondered if this might be helpful, and then I looked at this: http://arxiv.org/abs/1207.7030

Some of you may be familiar with Aridas Sophia's idea or early jeffries/Declaration type ringships passing through a ring type superimpeller as he calls it.

http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...arison-2-1.jpg
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...t=Tankenka.jpg
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?p=2548299

Then I recalled a possible mission to the deep space solar foci http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/archive/design/foci/

You go far enough out--and you are in a focal line.

I wonder if something similar might be had in terms of powering a warp line with line of sight travel from one star to another. I don't think the warp ship could generate its own effect. If it can--it might be launched from a chemical rocket--deploy, and be rather like New Horizons. Travel at 10 X c and Alpha Centauri is 21 weeks away? Six month Mars mission time? You need a big dish to receive here tho'

Then too, I remember my book The Science in Science Fiction. In short what it says is this. If you saw it on saturday morning cartoons--it won't work.

Sorry.
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