Revolutionary Consensus, Interpretation Rivalries

posted by Buck Field on June 2, 2015

There’s a lot of variation depending on how the question is asked, but physicists overwhelmingly agree fundamental changes to our best theories are coming. The descriptions used are often vague and the terms vary, sometimes they call it “a revolution”, sometimes creation of “a deeper theory” into which current theories “will be incorporated”, “a transformation” […]

FTL Research, Philosophy, and Starship Congress 2015

posted by Buck Field on April 9, 2015


Stephen Hawking, speaking at Google’s Zeitgeist Conference in the UK said: “Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.” There’s a lot of criticism like that from the top of the physics community, claims that philosophy doesn’t collect experimental data, that it’s useless to the working physicist, and so on.” While […]

Interstellar Comparisons

posted by Adam Crowl on October 1, 2014

Travelling to the stars within a human lifetime via the known laws of physics requires energies millions of times more potent than a trip to Mars, for example. In our energy hungry modern world the prospect seems fanciful, yet we are surrounded by energies and forces of comparable scale. By taming those forces we will […]

Professor Miguel Alcubierre joins Icarus as an Honorary Member of Project XP4

posted by admin on May 30, 2014

Miguel Alcubierre

Icarus Interstellar is thrilled to announce that Professor Miguel Alcubierre has joined the XP4 team as an Honorary Member. Prof. Miguel Alcubierre was born in Mexico City in 1964.  He obtained his Physicist degree from the National University in Mexico (UNAM) in 1988, and a PhD in Physics from the University of Wales in 1994.  […]

The Challenge of Relativistic Spaceflight

posted by Adam Crowl on March 3, 2014

Adam Crowl

Riding a Beam to the Stars   The stars are, at minimum, tens of thousands of times further away than the planets. Presently flights to the planets take a year or more, thus to reach the stars in years, rather than millennia, requires speeds tens of thousands of times faster – a large fraction of […]

Why Bother Thinking About Something We Can’t Build Yet?

posted by Jessica Riley on February 20, 2014

  Icarus Interstellar Project XP4 Tackles Far Term Technologies Now.   Jeff Lee has recently been named Project Lead of the Icarus Interstellar X-Physics Propulsion & Power Project. XP4 focuses on potential far term technologies that utilize methods of engineering spacetime itself, some of which may present the possibility of faster-than-light-speed travel. XP4 projects are […]

What Would You See Traveling at Warp Speed?

posted by Eric Davis on January 22, 2014


Of interest is how the forward and aft starfields appear to starship crews who visually monitor their flight progress using either electronic visual displays or windows during faster-than-light flight (FTL) or while traversing a wormhole. Ford and Roman [1] and Clark et al. [2] show that for a warp drive starship at FTL speed, the […]

Copernicus and the Warp Drive

posted by Buck Field on September 5, 2013

Science historian James Burke points out two reasons why, in order to predict the future, we must look to the past. The first is that because the future hasn’t happened yet, the past is the only place we can look and the second is that the future is simply the present, with extra bits attached. […]

2013 Starship Congress Speaker Announcement – Dr Harold “Sonny” White: “Warp Field Physics: An Update”

posted by admin on April 24, 2013


NASA scientist Dr Harold “Sonny” White has been confirmed as 1st keynote speaker for Icarus Interstellar’s Starship Congress event this summer. Titled “Warp Field Physics: An Update,” Dr White’s further development on his provocative 2011 “Warp Field Mechanics 101″ paper as well as his 2012 “Warp Field Mechanics 102″ symposium presentation is already speculated to […]

Black Hole Starships

posted by Jeff Lee on December 7, 2012

Black hole sun, Won’t you come? And wash away the rain, Black hole sun, Won’t you come? Won’t you come? (Black Hole Sun, by Sound Garden (from the CD Superunknown) )   When theoretical physicist John Wheeler coined the term “black hole” during his 1967 talk at the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies, he […]