What does the future of space travel look like?  Even though we’ve seen warp drive technology in sci-fi films for years, NASA is actually working on a few prototypes that we could see within our lifetimes.  NASA has had some concept designs created, and they look amazing!


The main design of the ship is centered around a cabin and engines in the middle surrounded by two very large rings.  These rings would in essence create a warp bubble bending the space around the craft making the travel distance shorter.

Check out this lecture from Dr. White who designed the concepts behind this unique space craft:

It will be amazing to see what the future of space travel will look like, and if this ship does become a reality one day, we could potentially reach Alpha Centauri in about two weeks!

h/t Gizmodo and images courtesy of Mark Rademaker