Re: Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say
I knew someone would try to adapt the NASA warp drive to the Star Trek Enterprise...
But I think the warp-field would not extend far beyond the warp ring. So the entire ship's saucer-section would be destroyed (in the space-time compression zone), when the warp drive is engaged.
Actually, that's just someone doing a sketch of a generic ring warp drive attached to an Enterprise-ish ship. From reading the article I don't think they intended it to be based off of the NASA research.
Ring based warp drives are a lot older in fiction than NASA's research. Heck, some of Matt Jefferies original sketchs for the TOS Enterprise had rings.
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...
Last edited by sojourner; October 22 2012 at 05:21 PM.