Flying to the moon could take just FOUR hours thanks to a British invention that uses solar power to produce thrust.
The EM Drive, which has been compared to the impulse drive in Star Trek, was developed almost 15 years by British boffin Roger Shawyer but was originally mocked as being impossible.
Experts at NASA have since climbed down and admitted they believe it works while a scientist in Germany has been able to show how the invention produces thrust.
Martin Tajmar, professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, presented his work at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Propulsion and Energy Forum, saying: “Our test campaign cannot confirm or refute the claims of the EM Drive but intends to independently assess possible side-effects in the measurements methods used so far.
“Nevertheless, we do observe thrust close to the actual predictions after eliminating many possible error sources that should warrant further investigation into the phenomena.
“Our measurements reveal thrusts as expected from previous claims after carefully studying thermal and electromagnetic interferences.
“If true, this could certainly revolutionise space travel.”
SOURCE: ALEX WELLMAN