VIDEO: Traveling faster than the speed of light

NASA scientists are taking small steps toward warp drive research

February 3, 2014

With current technology, it would take over 70,000 years for a spaceship just to travel to the closest star, Proxima Centauri. But what if the space around us moved faster than the speed of light, allowing us to leap across the universe in a fraction of a second? This stop-motion video explains how this concept — warp speed — could all be possible.

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Kathryn Free

Kathryn Free is a science writer and video producer based in New York City. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, she discovered her love of science and nature after writing her second grade book report about Jane Goodall. She graduated from Caltech with a degree in geobiology. Even though she loved doing experiments with iron-breathing bacteria, Kathryn decided that she wanted to tell science stories. She moved to New York and worked as a television producer for six years before enrolling in NYU’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.


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