NASA Engineer says New Engine can reach upto 99% Speed of light
David Burns , one of the Engineers at NASA has claimed that a new conceptual thruster he calls “Helical Engine” as reported in “New Scientist” magazine says can break laws of physics.
The Engine itself would be able to get to 99 per cent the speed of light if you had enough time and powerBurns reported to New Scientist
In a recent research paper published on NASA server burns posted that , this Engine takes advantage of weird glitch in Einsteinian physics.
By accelerating a loop of ions to nearly light speed and then manipulating their velocity — and hence, because of the laws of relativity, their mass — the engine achieves the ultimate space travel free lunch: forward thrust without shooting anything out behind.As Reported
The Big Caveat is ,
According to New Scientist, a helical engine that was 200 meters long would generate about as much force as typing on a keyboard — so, while Burns may be right that it could accelerate to near-light speed, it would take a very long time.
“I’m comfortable with throwing it out there,” Burns told the magazine. “If someone says it doesn’t work, I’ll be the first to say, it was worth a shot.”