You have all heard of the EM drive whatsit, but here is an actual example of what it might look like. This is not the recent ringship mind you: https://www.flickr.com/photos/123021064@N05/sets/72157644113972600/ ---but more of a shuttle for it perhaps: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/evaluating-nasas-futuristic-em-drive/ http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37438.0 Moving out from LEO, Mr. March, from NASA EagleWorks, noted that a spacecraft equipped with EM drive technology could surpass the performance expectations of the WarpStar-I concept vehicle. If such a similar vehicle were equipped with an EM Drive, it could enable travel from the surface of Earth to the surface of the moon within four hours. Such a vehicle would be capable of carrying two to six passengers and luggage and would be able to return to Earth in the same four-hour interval using one load of hydrogen and oxygen for fuel cell-derived electrical power, assuming a 500 to 1,000 Newton/kW efficiency EM Drive system. Other electris spaceplane pix here: http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/04/emdrive-roger-shawyer-believes-midterm.html If wishes were horses--still--we can all hope. From a post on NASASPACEFLIGHT http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37438.380 I'm starting to believe COM, linear and angular, is no longer the brick wall I once thought, especially in the quantum realm: http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.2811 ...from Cornell, and other sources regarding "Transmutation of Momentum" Way over my humble head: "Transmutation methods are developed for equations of the form x2 φ“ + x2(k2” - q̃(x)) φ = (v2 - (1/4)) φ, with v as spectral variable, which correspond to problems in quantum scattering theory at fixed energy k2 (here v ˜ l + (1/2) with l complex angular momentum). Spectral formulas for transmutation kernels are constructed and the machinery of transmutation theory developed by the author for spectral variable k is shown to have a version here. General Kontrorovič-Lebedev theorems are also proved." Transmutation via the momentum plane R. Carroll andD. S. Jones Communicater Article first published online: 6 JUN 2011 DOI: 10.1002/mma.1670060129 Copyright © 1984 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd More do-able propulsion http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37102.0 Another concept---the quantum afterburner http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37523.0 [COLOR=#006699]http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/evaluating-nasas-futuristic-em-drive/[/COLOR] [COLOR=#006699]http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/05/emdrive-possible-warp-or-hyperspace.html[/COLOR] [COLOR=#006699]http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/05/inventor-guido-fetta-describes-emdrive.html[/COLOR] [COLOR=#006699]http://www.space.com/29308-nasa-hyperspace-em-drive.html[/COLOR] Interesting [COLOR=#006699]http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/04/transparent-spinel-aluminum-for.html[/COLOR] [COLOR=#006699]http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Astronomers_unveil_the_farthest_galaxy_999.html[/COLOR] In terms of woo, I don't normally watch things like this: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes But there looked to be some nice new effects shots of 2001's Space station V. Does anyone here know who does the visual effects for these guys?