Latest Interstellar travel Stories
Sorry Star Wars fans: It probably wouldn't look like this.
It's time to go space sailin'! The LightSail is on schedule for its first test flight later this month.
Project Orion would have used a series of dropped atomic bombs to propel itself upwards - all the way to Mars. Here's the story of how it would work and why it was scrapped.
Space enthusiasts and sci-fi geeks everywhere (including those of us at redOrbit) pretty much broke the Internet on Thursday after online reports surfaced indicating that NASA scientists may have accidentally discovered warp-speed travel.
Faced with the impossibility of travelling faster than the speed of light, what's a science fiction writer to do? The easiest solution is to ignore the problem entirely. The world of science fiction is full of "warp drives," "hyperdrives," travel through "subspace," and their relatives -- the writer simply assumes that someone, sometime, will figure out a way to circumvent the cosmic speed limit.
One of the enduring themes of science fiction is the galactic empire: Thousands of star systems tied together by gleaming spaceships hurtling through the cosmos. And why not? Civilization on Earth progressed from hunter-gatherers eking out a bare existence to planet-spanning empires over the course of a few thousand years. Surely our next step will be to colonize the Galaxy.
Our favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye's privately-funded spacecraft with a sail has its first mission scheduled for 2016.
Traveling to planets in a galaxy far, far away – like in the movie Interstellar – may seem like science fiction, but what if the Milky Way was one massive conduit connecting to another far-off point hundreds of light years away?
NSF-funded grad students, scientists publish research, play role in Interstellar's black hole imagery.
‘Starship Congress’ Convenes With Scientists, Researchers This August in Tx; Eve Online, Ouya, Unity3d Among Sponsors of 1st Interstellar Science Summit Dallas,
Proxima Centauri -- The red dwarf star Proxima Centauri (also Alpha Centauri C), part of the Alpha Centauri star system, is the nearest star to our Earth other than the Sun. Proxima Centauri is roughly 4.22 light years from Earth, 270,000 times as far as the sun. Its apparent magnitude is 11 (very weak, as red dwarfs in general are: far too weak to be observable with the naked eye). Proxima Centauri has often been suggested as a logical first destination for interstellar travel....
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