Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.
These so called “warp bubbles” could eventually allow spacecraft to at speeds that appear to exceed the speed of light.
Essentially the warp creates a fold in the fabric of space and time that allows an object inside to travel a much greater distance in a shorter time.
This would allow a spacecraft to overcome one of the central laws in physics – that nothing can exceed the speed of light.
However, Dr White claims warp bubbles are theoretically possible and has now begun work to create warp bubbles for the first time in the laboratory.