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Ryan Weed: Have you ever imagined how interstellar travel could work?

Meet a true explorer who might lead humanity to make interstellar travel a reality by developing the world’s first antimatter rocket. Through his fascinating speech at TEDxDanubia, you will have an understanding on how positrons meet electrons to reach an energy level to travel faster and farther than you could ever imagine. The 31‐year‐old Air …

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A spaceship travels beyond Earth. This amazing short video Entropy, by Tim Cahn, give an overview of how it would look like leaving the Earth in a space ship and it is truly stunning.  

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity.

Is there a border we will never cross? Are there places we will never be able to reach, no matter what? It turns out there are. Far, far more than you might have thought…

NASA 360: Going Interstellar

Imagine getting to Mars in just 3 days… or putting points beyond our solar system within our reach. New propulsion technologies could one day take us to these cosmic destinations making space travel truly interstellar! NASA 360 joins Professor Philip Lubin, University of California Santa Barbara, as he discusses his NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) …

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PBS: Space Time | 5 REAL Possibilities for Interstellar Travel

The prospect of interstellar travel is no longer sci-fi. It COULD be achievable within our lifetime! But, how would an interstellar rocket-ship work? On this week’s episode of Space Time, Matt talks options for interstellar travel – from traditional rocket fuel to antimatter drives, could we travel to other star systems? Watch this episode of …

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daveachuk: Floating Along the Milky Way (in 4k60p)

This is what flying through space must look like.   Quality speakers or headphones recommended! This isn’t CGI, rather it’s just a bunch of image manipulation of gigabytes and gigapixels of data originating from the Spitzer Space Telescope.    

TED Ed: Will future spacecraft fit in our pockets?

In this TED Education animated video short, we are presented with the ion drive and a future of smaller spacecraft – making for a cheaper and more efficient way of exploring space. When you picture a rocket, you might imagine a giant ship carrying lots of fuel, people and supplies. But what if the next …

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NASA Ames Research Center: Harold “Sonny” White | Advanced Propulsion

NASA Ames Research Director’s Colloquium, August 12, 2014. Human space exploration is currently still in Low Earth Orbit. But what would it eventually take for humans to explore the outer solar system? If the ultimate objective is the stars, then what might that look like? How hard is interstellar flight? Dr. Harold White, Advanced Propulsion …

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Harold White: Faster than Light – “The Warp Drive”

Faster than light – The Warp Drive. Is it possible to travel faster than light? NASA’s Advanced Propulsion Lead Dr. Harold White has modified a previusly unsuccessfull faster than light model called the Alcubbierre Drive, and has successfully proven that faster than light travel might just be possible. Hit this link to view more concept …

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SpaceRip: Cosmic Journeys: Voyage to Pandora: First Interstellar Space Flight

Uploaded on Feb 8, 2010 Pandora is the idyllic blue world featured in the movie Avatar. Its location is a real place: Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to our Sun and the most likely destination for our first journey beyond the solar system.  

NASA: Voyager 1 is in Interstellar Space

Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by the US space agency NASA, on September 5, 1977 to study the outer Solar System and interstellar medium. NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has traveled beyond our solar bubble and has entered interstellar space. During this NASA Headquarters briefing, the Voyager team assessing the data determined the craft …

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SETI Chats: Are we ready to build a spaceship to explore nearby stars?

“SETI Chats” host Franck Marchis interviews Jill Tarter, Greg Benford and Adam Mann to discuss the recent 100 Year Starship Symposium.