This is what the ship that allows us to explore the galaxy will look like.
And it is freaking awesome!
As shown in the pictures, the design involves a sleek ship nestled at the center of two enormous rings, which create the warp bubble. The concept is still in the very early experimental stage, but if these 3D renderings are anything to go by, we’re already SO EXCITED.
Dr Harold “Sonny” White is working on the warp drive program at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, and came up with this concept with 3D artist Mark Rademaker. It’s a real-life Enterprise!
White has spent his career working on ways to propel spacecrafts to faster than the speed of light, and this model would do so by bending the space around it, making the distance shorter.
White believes that if his work is successful, it will create an space engine that could get us to Alpha Centauri in two weeks.
You can see more of their amazing images here.