This is NASA's idea for a warp drive spaceship, capable of interstellar travel. It is a concept based on the equations of Dr. Harold White—lead at NASA's Eagleworks Advanced Propulsion Physics Laboratory—who also works in ion engines and plasma thrusters. Now he's collaborated with an artist to create a new, more realistic design of what such a ship might actually look like. Artist Mark Rademaker worked with White to create the updated model, which includes a sleek ship nestled at the center of two enormous rings, which create the warp bubble. In this video, above, you can see White talking about the new design, and explaining how it fits his mathematical analysis. More images of the ship from his Flickr gallery.
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