Source: Popular Science Magazine – April, 2013 Issue
NASA Scientist Harold “Sonny” White is working on a warp drive at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. His research is being funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The warp drive would permit “fast than light” travel and permit space craft to visit neighboring star systems. The article explains that many scientists are skeptical that White’s proposed warp drive will work. White says that he is “on the verge” of completing a workable model of the warp drive. The warp drive works on the principle of compressing space time ahead of the space ship and expanding space time to the rear of the space ship. (See diagram above.) In theory the occupants of the space ship would be “unaffected” by the time compression and time dilation. The design concept relies on “negative energy.” No one has measured negative energy, but quantum mechanics predicts that it exists.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.
I am very, very, excited about this warp program, as many star trek fans are I would like to know of your goals and progress on the 100 year program on research. In 2100 I will be gone, but knowing the tip just sent a great feeling of joy! Cheers! Thanks for the information!
I will be gone well before 2100 too. NASA apparently feels that a Warp drive can be designed. It does not violate any laws of physics.