NASA engineer and physicist Harold White announced a few years ago that he was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes, like in “Star Trek.”
And now, to boldly go where no designer has gone before, Mark Rademaker — who is collaborating with White — has created a CGI design concept for the “warp ship.” They’re calling it the IXS Enterprise.
I’m glad NASA is doing this kind of research, even though I’m not sure the publicity does enough to make sure people know just how profoundly speculative it is. That said, putting together a visual design, albeit speculative, of how an Alcubierre warp drive interstellar ship might look is pretty interesting. The pictures are high quality and worth perusing.