Warping To The Future Of Space Flight

I didn’t know that NASA scientists were thinking about how they might design a faster-than-light ship, but it’s pretty cool that people are giving concrete thought to the topic.  Even cooler is the artist’s illustration, above, of what such a spacecraft would look like — from the warp core to the Star Trek-like command bridge.

We all have to pay attention to the realities of the world — but it’s nice to take a moment now and then to dream.  I firmly believe that our future ultimately lies in the stars, and sometimes I wish we did more to make that future come to pass.  Aspirational projects like the one described in the article linked above might help to spur us in that direction.