Hyperspace here we come!

Star Trek-style flights to the stars could become reality using a new form of propulsion, some scientists believe.
The US Military is said to be closely watching the possibility of warp-speed travel using a concept called hyperdrive.
By travelling through a new dimension, spacecraft could reach the Moon in minutes instead of days.
A round trip to Mars would take just five hours instead of two and a half years. And a hyperdrive motor would put the distant stars within easy reach at last, New Scientist magazine reports today.
US space experts have given the idea respectability after the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics presented a prize for a presentation on the concept by Austrian scientist Walter Droscher and German Professor Jochem Hauser.
Their idea is to create an intense magnetic field that would produce an anti-gravity force and propel a spacecraft into multi-dimensional hyperspace.
Roger Lenard, a researcher at the US Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories, has offered to carry out tests on the concept – but sceptics say the science fiction is still a long way from becoming fact.

Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
Paul Sutherland

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Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.

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