Warp Speed (Warp Speed #1) by Travis S. TaylorDr. Neal Anson Clemons, brilliant physicist and martial arts expert, was born at the very moment that men first landed on the moon, and his dream had always been to find a way to travel to the stars. And now he and his team have achieved a breakthrough, both in building a warp drive, and finding a new energy source powerful enough to make the drive more than an interesting theoretical concept. With the help of a beautiful Air Force Major and astronaut, Tabitha Ames, the US Government has funded the project, including assembly in orbit of the first faster-than-light probe. Unfortunately, forces working behind the scenes have much darker dreams, and they do not hesitate to blow up a space shuttle, attempt to kill Neal and Tabitha, and use the stolen warp technology to start what they expect to be a short victorious war with the United States. But Neal has ideas for using warp drive completely unsuspected by Americas enemies, and repelling the all-out attack is only the beginning of a titanic struggle to reach the stars.
How Close Are We To Star Trek's Warp Drive?
The alternate USS Enterprise at warp. Warp drive was a technology that allowed space travel at faster-than-light speeds. It worked by generating warp fields to form a subspace bubble that enveloped the starship , distorting the local spacetime continuum and moving the starship at velocities that could greatly exceed the speed of light. These velocities were referred to as warp factors. Warp drive was the most common form of interstellar propulsion used in the Milky Way Galaxy , making interstellar exploration, commerce, and warfare; essentially Interstellar civilization possible. By the 24th century, warp was the primary means of interstellar transport, but scientists from various cultures were pursuing various alternative propulsion methods that were hypothetically faster or more efficient. The USS Discovery at warp in
The physics of warp drives
NASA's invention could send humans to Mars in just a few weeks. Interstellar travel could be more than just science fiction as leaked documents appear to show NASA has built a working "warp drive". - This form of warp propulsion is called an Alcubierre drive after Miguel Alcubierre, who stunned physicists when he set out the physics while studying at Cardiff University.
Sometime after August , the US Department of Defense contracted dozens of researchers to look into some very, very out-there aerospace technologies, including never-before-seen methods of propulsion, lift, and stealth. Two researchers came back with a page report for the propulsion category, titled "Warp Drive, Dark Energy, and the Manipulation of Extra Dimensions. The document is dated April 2, , though it was only recently released by the Defense Intelligence Agency. The authors suggest we may not be too far away from cracking the mysteries of higher, unseen dimensions and negative or "dark energy," a repulsive force that physicists believe is pushing the universe apart at ever-faster speeds. However, Sean Carroll , a theoretical physicist at Caltech who studies and follows the topics covered by the report, had a lot of cold water to pour on the report's optimism. This is not the Maharishi saying we're going to use spirit energy to fly off the ground — this is real physics.
Zefram Cochrane is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. Created by writer Gene L. Coon , the character first appeared in the Star Trek episode " Metamorphosis ", in which he was played by Glenn Corbett. As first mentioned in Star Trek: The Original Series , and further established by the events of Star Trek: First Contact , Cochrane is the first human to create a warp drive system, and in , his successful warp speed flight draws the attention of the Vulcans , leading to humanity's first official contact with an alien race. Cochrane was born in , according to Star Trek: First Contact though the novelization of that film gives his year of birth as He constructed humanity's first warp-capable vessel, the Phoenix , in Bozeman, Montana , out of an old Titan II nuclear missile.