Thursday, December 22, 2016

Chinese space company claims to have a ‘warp drive’ engine working in orbit

NASA’s much-hyped EM Drive – often described as a ‘Warp Drive’ – made shockwaves around the world, with a propulsion system which seems to defy the laws of physics
But now China claims not only to have a rival device – but that it’s in space already, and working.

The engine works by bouncing microwaves around inside an enclosed container – and could revolutionise space travel, allowing spaceships to reach Mars in weeks.

The engine has no exhaust, and would outperform any current booster used in space – and NASA tests showed it was working earlier this year.