nasa's interstellar space missions

The urge to explore beyond our solar system grows stronger every day. This proves true for the understanding of wormholes and time travel as well. In order to quench our thirst for the unknown, NASA will research unknown physics revolutionizing exploration of space.

Unknown physics

We first have to improve on our understanding of space-time, the quantum vacuum, gravity and other physical phenomena. This information will help NASA send robots on interstellar space missions. Exactly 15 areas will be studied including human exploration, landing systems, nanotechnology and robots.

Technologies

Propulsion technologies are the major focus with NASA, revealing physics that create revolutionary engines. As of now, propulsion needed is not feasible. For the next 20 years, NASA will be working on propulsion as part of technology roadmaps, enabling ‘robotic interstellar missions’ into space.

Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, Dr. David Miller, says:

“Candidates included in the technology roadmaps provide capabilities which can be improved, leveraged and built upon.”

These improvements will be needed to further explore the outer reaches of space. The capabilities will also increase jobs and improve the future of our youth – a future where exploration of space is common. Studies in these areas will involve intricate scientific work.



Time Warp and Wormholes

Not only is propulsion a popular study. Wormholes and space warp are also a subject of interest to NASA. Demonstrating microscopic instances of both these phenomena means space travel over huge distances in seconds. How is this possible?

Propulsion

One of the most recent technologies revolves around the EmDrive. The EmDrive eliminates the use of rocket fuel by converting electrical energy into thrust. This technology would enable space travel at speeds faster than anything possible as of yet.

em drive interstellar space missions

NASA announced that funding would be provided, in early April, for the Vasimir Engine. This engine uses a plasma powered form of propulsion. This means travel to Mars could take a little more than a month’s time -much less than 8 months, which was the previous record time. NASA’s asteroid mission is planned for 2020, which includes technologies enabling humans to work in the space vacuum, and an unmanned mission to Mars may be possible as early as 2026. Missions to Mars would provide resources from the red planet thus reducing resources from the earth. This would, in turn, increase missions into space

Dr. Harold White, NASA scientist, revealed sketches of interstellar war ships which could travel to distant space. NASA has also been hard at work with alternate forms of propulsion such as solar sails, antimatter drives and ‘beamed’ propulsion. ‘Beamed’ propulsion is shooting a laser at a ship to make it move. These technologies could be implemented by the year 2033.

It seems NASA is hard at work on space travel. It’s simply a race against time.



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