Black-Hole Powered or Anti-Matter Fueled Spaceships?

Cygnus1 (1) Louis Crane has come up with an idea for an interstellar drive: black-hole powered spaceships, fueled by singularities made in robot-run solar power laser factories hovering just over the sun.  It's fantastic science fiction, but unfortunately some seem to have forgotten the second word in that phrase.

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Is a Dark-Energy Fueled Spaceship Possible?

Warp-drive The internet was amazed by images of the world's first warpship recently, and if you're wondering how science got past the fiction so quickly, remember how Leonardo is credited with inventing the helicopter?  Despite not knowing any of the relevant aerodynamics, physics, engineering, or having any of the required skills other than "able to draw a pretty picture"?  It's the same deal.

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VASIMR Trumps Star Trek? Ion Drive Aiming At Mars

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Nuclear-powered plasma drives carrying men to Mars - the fact we can say that as a future instead of fiction makes us so happy!  Tests on a new kind of ion drive establish that's already applicable to orbital operations, and could be the breakthrough that blasts us to the next planet.

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The Dark-Energy-Fueled Warp Ship: Possible or a 21st-Century Da Vinci "Helicopter"?

Warp-drive The internet was amazed by images of the world's first warpship recently, and if you're wondering how science got past the fiction so quickly, remember how Leonardo is credited with inventing the helicopter?  Despite not knowing any of the relevant aerodynamics, physics, engineering, or having any of the required skills other than "able to draw a pretty picture"?  It's the same deal.

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Space Zen: Will Humans' Brains Change During Travel in Outer Space? -A Galaxy Insight

903220_big_2 In February, 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced the little understood phenomenon sometimes called the “Overview Effect”. He describes being completely engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. Without warning, he says, a feeing of bliss, timelessness, and connectedness began to overwhelm him. He describes becoming instantly and profoundly aware that each of his constituent atoms were connected to the fragile planet he saw in the window and to every other atom in the Universe. He described experiencing an intense awareness that Earth, with its humans, other animal species, and systems were all one synergistic whole. He says the feeling that rushed over him was a sense of interconnected euphoria. He was not the first—nor the last—to experience this strange “cosmic connection”.

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Star Trek's Warp Speed -Expert Says It May Become a Reality

Vlos14 Some scientists are saying that warp drive might be possible after all.  Yes, it's obvious pandering to the Star Trek release, but be fair: these guys are career physicists.  Star Trek was theirs to begin with, and now it's cool we should at least give them press.  Especially when they want to talk about awesome things like faster than light travel.

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Is Space Travel the Next Step in Human Evolution? -A Galaxy Insight

Transportation_space_rocket_2 Increasingly, advocates of space exploration believe leaving the planet is the natural next step of human evolution. They hope this will lead to a shift in human consciousness from an earth-centered frame of reference to one centered on the solar system and, eventually, the entire galaxy.

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How Will a Manned Mars Mission Impact the Human Psyche?

Mannedmissionmarsillustration Not surprisingly, coverage of the Mars lander that successfully touched down on Mars’ surface this summer, and its apparent discovery of ice underneath its landing site, sent the media in to a Mars craze. Not to be left out, we’ve decided to take a look at another aspect of humanities journey to Mars, its impact on the human psyche.

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