Starship on a Chip
Big distance, tiny spacecraft.
- By Tony Reichhardt
- Air & Space magazine, November 2006
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If Lorentz propulsion is practical—it’s too early to know—it could have applications for spacecraft missions within our own solar system. Better yet, it could take us to nearby stars like Epsilon Eridani with no big leaps in technology, and do it "within a lifetime or two," says Peck. That way we won’t lose interest while the probe is en route. "Humans won’t have yet evolved into some other species that doesn’t care that it actually happened," he jokes.