Whether you’re into UFOs, astrobiology, extraterrestrial life, ancient aliens, or space exploration in general, we’re all after the same outcome: first contact with alien life. First contact does not necessarily mean contact with intelligent life, but rather means that the discovery of any form of extraterrestrial life is considered first contact.
However, this is a large universe, and exploring it with our current means of propulsion, is not going to be a viable solution. Putting some humans in a small capsule over the firecrackers is not going to work. Distances in space are too fast for our current propulsion systems.
So, what are the other options? Well, there are a few different projects currently under development. Atomic based, Ion based, Solar particle and some other concepts. However, none of these options will give us more than about 90% light speed, and it is still too slow for serious interstellar exploration. So what’s left? Answer: Warp Drive, or Stargate Technology. I can see some of you rolling your eyes right now: “But this is science-fiction”. Well, not so fast. Both options actually have some solid scientific basis. While we are still some time away from building a fully functional Warp Engine or a functioning Stargate, the gap between science fiction and science fact is rapidly closing. Even before Albert Einstein, who formulated his theories about space and time decades ago, the idea of some sort of “light speed” vehicle was already around. However, it was only in the last few decades that science began to seriously consider the feasibility of both concepts.
We will of course take a closer look at the pros and cons of both concepts, and dig deeper into the realms of space and time travel. However, it is clear that we cannot do this in one article. So, that’s why we’re going to break it down into a smaller series so that we can take a deeper look at it. Together we will venture to the fringes of science and technology to see that science meets science fiction and becomes science reality. So please check it again and again, so that no article or news is missed in future. Also, please take a look at my Resources section to stay up to date. Come join me to look into the future.