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#### BabyBlueGamer

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Light Years are incredibly long and it travels so fast in so little time, it must be impossible for us to travel faster than light, if we did I dont hink we'd survive, care to challenge this theory, please do

#### arnie

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In the early expanding universe, stars exceeded the speed of light relative to each other. (due to the expansion of spacetime itself) Look it up.

#### Kon

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There's this theoretical model (Alcubierre drive). See links and thumbnail below. You don't move, but you arrange for the patch of space-time around you to move faster than light but there are some problems (e.g. need negative mass matter, etc.)
The Alcubierre drive or Alcubierre metric (See: Metric tensor) is a speculative idea based on a solution of Einstein's field equations as proposed by Miguel Alcubierre, by which a spacecraft could achieve faster-than-light travel if negative mass existed. Rather than exceeding the speed of light within its local frame of reference, a spacecraft would traverse distances by contracting space in front of it and expanding space behind it, resulting in effective faster-than-light travel.
Alcubierre drive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

Alcubierre drive

How NASA might build its very first warp drive
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

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#### nullptr

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There's this theoretical model (Alcubierre drive). See links and thumbnail below. You don't move, but you arrange for the patch of space-time around you to move faster than light but there are some problems (e.g. need negative mass matter, etc.)

Alcubierre drive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive

Alcubierre drive

How NASA might build its very first warp drive
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive
I've heard of this, this is actually how I want to design my airship. To the critics of FTL travel I find it impossible that we can't travel to other stars and go FTL.

lif we did I dont hink we'd survive, care to challenge this theory, please do
Why couldn't we survive? If you have sufficient life support systems and devices that cancel out the effects of inertia (Inertial Dampening) and gravity you can do it.

#### VanGogh

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I will concur what Kon said. The only way within our current know physics to travel faster than light is to warp space around the space vehicle. There may also be a way with "worm holes" but no matter how much science fiction loves them they are really too unrealistic as a means of travel no matter how advanced humanity gets.

I think humanity will destroy itself before ever achieving anything to allow it to travel outside the solar system. With our current technologies we might be able to max out at 15% the speed of light (using ion drives or solar sails). Astronomers are discovering potentially Earth-like planets around stars as "close" as 20 light years away from us so it would take us at least 130 years to get to anything which might even remotely be able to sustain humans.

#### Starstuff13

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Yes Alcubierre did the physics after being inspired by the warp drive in star trek. Nothing can travel through space faster than light, but space itself can do whatever the hell it wants.

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