7 Future Technologies Captain Kirk Would Recommend for Interstellar Travel ...


Scientists dream of someday boldly going where no one has gone before and discovering brand new planets to analyze, terraform and perhaps even colonize. There's only one little problem: how are we going to cover the vast expanse between the stars, when light itself takes hundreds or even thousands of years to get there? The answer is: interstellar propulsion.

1. Nuclear Powered Drives

Although not the safest of all propulsion systems we can conceive of, thermonuclear fusion definitely packs a good punch, and it's a kind of technology that we already have access to. Sometime in the next 70-80 years, scientists expect to perfect fusion drives that could take us to the stars at speeds of up to 300 kms.

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