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

  • Опубликовано: 2 июн 2016
  • 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 Force pilot is Co‐founder and CEO of Positron Dynamics, the company that is pioneering the use of antimatter in space propulsion. He has a BA degree in Physics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a BSc in Engineering & Applied Physics from Columbia University, New York, a PhD
    from the Centre of Excellence in Antimatter Matter Studies at the Australian National University and is one of 13 fellows at WIRED 2015 Innovation Fellowships recognized for his work in antimatter propulsion.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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  • Ram Dwivedi
    Ram Dwivedi 2 дня назад

    Amazing man what an amazing speech

  • El Grande
    El Grande 5 дней назад

    "We have so many problems here on earth...we have global warming..." Um, that's not a problem. That is a natural process.

  • Ashok Rawat
    Ashok Rawat 5 дней назад

    Cannot solve the issue of FTL and is still limited by propellant mass even if the propellant is anti-matter....

  • 111
    111 10 дней назад

    I would like to talk to you about one of my experiences with "extraterrestrial life" couple of days ago I was laying on my bed and I got this tension in my front-head and it felt like a wheel spinning I saw all sort of colors coming out of it, it was beautiful but what happens next its what is interesting, all the sudden there were to beings next to my side of the bed , one was a gray and the other one was a mantis, this two were transparent and I was told they were transparent so I would not get scare for their appearance. I would like to tell you that this is happening worldwide to so many people, if you learn to quite your mind, to meditate you will learn that the extraterrestrials are here right now but they can't interfere with the development of a civilization so that's why they can't land on the white house, they can come to you if you ask for! Now you have to learn trough meditation that we are multidimensional beings and there are multiple dimensions and each dimension is full of conscious intelligent beings, the reason I'm telling you this is because we are not going to make contact using mathematics or physics, you or we make contact with Ets by using our spirit , when you go inside of you and find who you truly are your essence you can ask them to come to you and they will come or you can go there to were they are or you can ask them to let you see their ships and they will as long as there is a good intention, I hope you can meditate and start making contact with the extraterrestrials or their spaceships because they are here but not in the physical plane although they can pass from one dimension to another that is really how they travel in space.

  • Alan Lloyd
    Alan Lloyd 13 дней назад

    Never thought about that. We could get way out into deep space, but so much time will have passed on Earth that the astronauts who leave will literally be saying goodbye to their families. It will take a single, intergalactic vagabond to do that

  • Alan Lloyd
    Alan Lloyd 13 дней назад

    I'm now convinced we will be traveling out into deep space within the next 25 years or less. Maybe much less

  • Sean
    Sean 16 дней назад

    Maybe Kepler B is just a planet that we humans have already visited in the future and UFOs are us future humans travelling back too earth

  • Marc Goudreau
    Marc Goudreau 16 дней назад

    Nope, anti-matter may be the hottest topic in astrophysics but it will not assist our quest for inter-stellar (and perhaps inter-galactic) flight. We don't yet know the genesis, fundamental role or purpose anti-matter plays in how the universe operates so harnessing it is a bit premature. Gravity waves on the other hand, and their potential for interstellar flight (a la Bob Lazar) make a heck of a lot more sense. In any event, you can bet the military potential of any advance in this area will take precedent and serve the interests of the wealthy and privileged.

  • nightwishnemo
    nightwishnemo 17 дней назад

    Russia has recently come out with new hypersonic missiles in 2019 that travel at 500 km per second 30,000 km per hour. That's way faster then the voyager.

    • tosvus
      tosvus 10 дней назад

      might want to check your math there buddy... Hint, there is 3600 seconds in an hour...

  • heywood1980
    heywood1980 18 дней назад

    This is the most boring Ted talk I've ever heard

  • Chris W
    Chris W 22 дня назад

    @6:55 "Gamma rays are much higher energy than X-rays." Aren't Gamma rays also X-rays? Might want to be more specific...

  • Darktrooper98 1
    Darktrooper98 1 23 дня назад

    Someone else’s comment gave me a crazy idea for a sci fi thing...
    In a couple billion years the Earth is dead because the Sun supernova’ed. However, humanity built a fleet of enormous habitat world-ships, which they use to roam the universe on antimatter engines. The ships eventually lose contact with each other, and when they meet each other again, they think they’re aliens or something, and so that would be cool

  • Russ Gallagher
    Russ Gallagher 23 дня назад

    Yeah, I can "imagine it: "Warp Factor Two, Mr. Sulu!"

  • Jeff B
    Jeff B 24 дня назад

    The closest thing to true time travel will always be our imagination/memory and simulation. Life is, people need to understand that. No more, no less and certainly not able to minipulate. It just is.

  • Dan Jakubik
    Dan Jakubik 24 дня назад

    This is about anti matter space travel

  • J.P Y.
    J.P Y. 25 дней назад

    And I'm still imaging. No wormholes, no warp drive. We are like ants in USA dreaming of a trip to Europe.

  • Romuald Brunet
    Romuald Brunet 27 дней назад

    About 5 years to go to Alpha Centauri … if you don't need to brake once you get there 😄

  • Matthias Paschke
    Matthias Paschke 28 дней назад

    There is NO material on earth capable of producing such an amount of positrons needed to be used as fuel of a rocket. It will take aeons to generate enough antimatter. This boy just sells snake oil!

  • Alpha Bet
    Alpha Bet 28 дней назад

    How can he go faster than the speed of light?

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones 29 дней назад

    Very interesting talk, I enjoyed watching this video.

  • David Heizer
    David Heizer 29 дней назад

    [Picture of Dorothy Gale here] "Anti-M! Anti-M!"

  • DarkSektori
    DarkSektori 29 дней назад +1

    What is baffling to me is that we talk so much about how it's in our DNA to explore. Then where is our DNA to explore the 95% of our ocean that remains unexplored? We have only explored a small percent of our own Moon (about 5%) we're so obsessed with reaching further and further into space when we've barely explored our own backyard. It's sad when we've had unmanned rovers explore more of the surface of Mars then our own Moon and our own Ocean even. Seriously there's so much left to discover here on our planet that's within reach. We're like a child who's consumed an entire pack of pixie sticks and needs more sugar immediately to stay wired or were going to die of boredom.

  • Amigps01
    Amigps01 Месяц назад

    So wtf is a cold positron?

  • kulczman
    kulczman Месяц назад

    or perhaps you just have to die, leave this body here and move on to the next body produced somewhere in the Universe? Perhaps we have already solved this problem as souls? Or maybe we live on the other planets now too and at night while we dream we are there doing our everyday tasks, like fighting aliens and other enchanters. Just saying...

    • Ivo Brick
      Ivo Brick 27 дней назад

      Your first theory is more probable. But i can't imagine, in theory, from where these new souls come, to new babies. Population is rising right..

  • Anthony Parr
    Anthony Parr Месяц назад

    This misses the whole point. Having an 'organic' body will never do. We have to have the ability to become spiritual......yet still retain our sense of self. To be able to switch from one form to another at will. This is our Evolution. We need to be eternal........it is the only way we can explore the Universe.

  • Matthew York
    Matthew York Месяц назад

    What about slowing down? Arriving at 75% the speed of light (taking away the actual other problems of protecting the craft) you still have to slow down enough to get off - That deceleration would also be limited to 1g - so - double the time?

  • Vineeth Nair
    Vineeth Nair Месяц назад

    Interesting concept however at one point it seemed like a sales pitch by someone looking for capital investment. Not complaining even if it was a sales pitch this will change everything if successful.

  • Eric
    Eric Месяц назад

    Says Dr. Weed

    AVLRECORDS Месяц назад

    Its not about travel, its about tuning into other frequencies... U could go to the moon without spending a split second

  • Are you 'avin a laugh? Is he 'avin a laugh?

    antimatter: it's what natural philosophers used to call the aether until scientists decided there was no aether.

  • David Zatica
    David Zatica Месяц назад

    5:13 M&M'S !!!!!!

  • Ryan Cullen
    Ryan Cullen Месяц назад

    His nose kept whistling. Really rattled me. Couldn’t focus on his words.

  • DressUpYourPet2
    DressUpYourPet2 Месяц назад

    IT'S ALL FABULOUS TIL YOU GET TO mARS..."It's cold, it's boring..." Lori Quaid

  • Isambardify
    Isambardify Месяц назад

    I don't want to kill your buzz but maybe we should build a prototype machine that can generate indefinite 1g acceleration before we get all "edge of the universe." I mean your drawing is cool, but based on that evidence my 5 year old just invented a dragon. Will the benefits of giant flying beasts outweigh the cost of sheep to feed it?!

    RATED PG RECORDS Месяц назад

    Man needs to invent. Anti gravity some kind of electro magnetic gravity changing device. We have the navigation or the start of it. Computers.

      RATED PG RECORDS Месяц назад

      Change mass. Universe is big and it is possible to become real smart. Evolution. I can`t invent this. But I can eat hot dog...But there is a way to change the mass in a object via computer or instruments. Real interesting.

      RATED PG RECORDS Месяц назад

      Some way to change the mass in directions. Never studied anything, but cool to think a little

  • Yannick Oswald
    Yannick Oswald Месяц назад

    I like his final question. Do we?

  • christoom
    christoom Месяц назад

    If you told ancient sailors that someday we would fly over the sea in hours, they would probably just kill you on the spot.. Its possible to go ftl.. Someday we will have matter energy matter conversion technology to store ourselves. Maybe shoot ourselves through wormholes.. We don't know. You're right about problems here, but those problems also are a source that limits humanity. Example!
    *Billions of devices made with real resources that exist flawlessly in digital forms in ALL smartphones, tons of energy wastes from the factories, and pollution. All over banning those products from real materials to increase the standards of all devices that can hold them. Tax dependency, and incapacity to educate the mass is leading us to step into territories of nuclear rival nations to secure assets to support this DISEASE like demand of the mass.* < All for money that we invented.. We invented money to manage, and it became a weapon against us.
    The world is eventually going to become uninhabitable if we don't stop.. But how hard is it to get the money for that when the dominant systems have the most power from the opposite? Not much difference with most people when compared to primitives.. By choices.

  • PhotoJoe7
    PhotoJoe7 Месяц назад

    1,500 years earth side to get to Kepler-452b. 12 years for the people on the space craft. Would anyone remember that they left 3000 years later? I wonder, what would the people on the space craft find on their return to earth 3000 years later?

  • stacyhowell5
    stacyhowell5 Месяц назад

    Please answer this question that is bothering me; how will we stop when we get there? How long would it take to come to a successful planetary orbit if we could reach 75% SOL?

  • General Gao's Chicken
    General Gao's Chicken Месяц назад

    Imagine a starship full of Romans returning now, or of Conquistadors, or of Samurai. Wouldn't work out so well.

  • Calvin Lieberman
    Calvin Lieberman Месяц назад

    Did the super smart people have to tell the landlord what the machines did? If I were the landlord I’d have believed copier.

  • Chris Mazzarella
    Chris Mazzarella Месяц назад

    I think this guy lost some weight since he bought that belt.

  • Shane O Leary
    Shane O Leary Месяц назад

    If you cant make the party bring the party to you

  • Oton Alencar
    Oton Alencar Месяц назад

    Santos Dumont invented the airplane.. no matter how hard you North Americans want to spread this lies about the wrigth brothers, the world knows the truth. A Brazilian made it First. Nuff said.

  • bob zealand
    bob zealand Месяц назад

    This 1g travel to edge of universe should be a movie where a couple people leave everything behind and travel to a new world where they find civization and come back to earth and earth aged millions of years into the future

  • Rob Wealer
    Rob Wealer Месяц назад

    Would take twice as long as he states (still pretty good though)... you have to accelerate to half way point then decelerate the rest of the way ( if you only have 1g thrust capacity)

  • DavenH
    DavenH Месяц назад

    Pretty superficial talk. No mention of the rocketry equation and what effect this energy-dense propellent would have, no mention of the interstellar dust that would limit speeds, no interesting specifics on the generation of antimatter, just that they have a patent. Hmph. Also the 1g rocket ship to the edge of the universe is nonsense -- you'd need magnitudes more energy to maintain 1g near the speed of light than at rest, and antimatter isn't going to just give you infinite energy. Even if there were no dust and you had infinite energy, going 99.9999% speed of light would melt your spacecraft because of blue-shifted CMB radiation.

    • Jakub Skonieczny
      Jakub Skonieczny Месяц назад

      no mentioning time limitation for every TED talk which he must fit into.

  • Northman
    Northman Месяц назад

    basically white people invent stuff, like everything.

  • Osama Shah
    Osama Shah Месяц назад

    "Exploring is in out DNA" and Neil Degrasse Tyson bangs his head

  • Danie van der Westhuizen
    Danie van der Westhuizen Месяц назад

    You nailed it. We are explorers...always have been. Going against that, is what is causing so much unrest. We don't have something to focus on as humanity....so we spend our time focusing on ourselves, and that's a bad idea. We are all flawed. Let's get back to exploration, and give humanity hope and something to focus on.

  • preslav jankov
    preslav jankov Месяц назад

    We don't know everything yet yet

  • preslav jankov
    preslav jankov Месяц назад

    Teleportation iss the ansswer

  • topgrain
    topgrain Месяц назад

    That part about the M&M made me realize that humankind could someday be destroyed accidentally in a laboratory just like his.

  • J Tanashi
    J Tanashi Месяц назад

    Fix this planet first!

  • EinSofQuester
    EinSofQuester Месяц назад

    If you want to create interstellar travel all you have to do is find a way to make it a taxable benefit, then the government will find a way to make it happen.

  • lovelywaz
    lovelywaz Месяц назад

    Can the human body handle that speed to begin with?

  • 3chordsanda6pack
    3chordsanda6pack Месяц назад

    Doesn't Matter

  • ciprisocaci
    ciprisocaci Месяц назад

    Well done Ryan, who would have thought that antimatter rocket it's possible and we might see them in our life time. Every break through in human history is done by visionary people like Ryan. On the other hand is it only me or Ryan didn't get it quite right with the relativistic time. I'm looking at the image where it say: 13.5 bilion light years to the edge of universe, traveling with 0.99999999c speed for 30 years it gets you to the edge of the universe. If you travel for 30 years with the speed of light it will get you as far as 30 light years, only for the observer on earth it will look like you traveled longer, for more than 200.000 years. What do you think?

  • Joseph Grant
    Joseph Grant Месяц назад

    He’s such a hunk! I understand all the science he’s talking about. I have four degrees. It’s just nice at my age to see a hunky guy helping to educate younger people.

  • Lewis Lewis
    Lewis Lewis Месяц назад

    Another space video that goes nowhere........

  • nightlightabcd
    nightlightabcd Месяц назад

    At least, it's entertaining!

  • Lilesh Jadav
    Lilesh Jadav Месяц назад +1

    Promotion , Promotion and Promotion About His Company In Whole Video

    • Gernot Schrader
      Gernot Schrader Месяц назад +1

      haven't watched it yet, thx, means it's not needed and i was right with what i thought after 5 seconds he's a boaster.
      as if i wouldn't have commented that, i thought "nah maybe you didn't do him right", but as i see my intuition never fails.
      i wrote (a quite large post) about that it's not about science it's about fame, so i'm right, thx.

  • Naughtydog 8906
    Naughtydog 8906 Месяц назад

    An antimatter drive would be excellent for solar system manned exploration and colonization.... maybe let’s include unmanned space probes to alpha Centauri as well... but that’s it. To explore far out in the galaxy or beyond is needed a warp drive engine, like the alcubierre drive, the distances at that point are far too great. However, being able to colonize our solar system and take advantage of its resources, would be already an incredible leap forward, leading us to new technologies applicable on earth too. This should be a today priority.

  • shaurya saxena
    shaurya saxena Месяц назад

    Not Wright brothers bro ... He was an INDIAN who invented flight .

    • shaurya saxena
      shaurya saxena Месяц назад

      +bittasweet symphony have you ever been to India .. if not then read Vimanika shashtra thousands of year old book in which every thing about aircrafts is written from propulsion to aerodynamics .. google it ..

    • bittasweet symphony
      bittasweet symphony Месяц назад

      have u ever been to the wright brothers site in north carolina?

  • Nathaniel Berkeley-Biggs
    Nathaniel Berkeley-Biggs Месяц назад

    Yes, I have. ‘travel’ is the wrong term to use, it’s a human concept about moving from one point to another, and this is not how you would get to the other side of the universe in a reasonable time. We need to stop thinking in terms of ‘movement’ ‘travel’ or ‘distance’ or ‘time to cover distance’ .......these concepts are limiting our understanding of what it actually is that we are trying to achieve.

  • ken winston
    ken winston Месяц назад

    Philosophy about what is best seems to have been covered long ago although we're still in conflict. As the physical limitations of anything fall away we will explore. This is a fanciful dream until we are capable, and we will most likely stumble before we fly then as well. Lets try not to wreck the universe, shall we ?

  • Dattu Pujar
    Dattu Pujar Месяц назад

    "Do you want to be nomads again?"- Question thrilled me..

  • Fanndis Goldbraid
    Fanndis Goldbraid Месяц назад +1

    This dude is pretty damn condescending.

  • Muuip
    Muuip Месяц назад

    Exploration is one of life's purpose, it shall be done synergistically while helping people in need here on earth (for example build housing for poor people living in extreme environments, hot or cold, to help perfect housing designs for other planet). To travel light speed we will have to travel as informations in a laser beam which can trigger matter in an other planet to form nanobots which in turn form robots. The next step is then to upload ourselves as informations into them. AI will be us uploading ourselves into avatar robots (transcendance). As for spacetime, I understand it as the perception of it to be relative. Time is based on the rotation of planets, so travelling light speed won't change planetary movements but change our perception of time on earth, which will come back to normal during the return trip.

  • harter kern
    harter kern Месяц назад

    An antimatter rocket is a totally crazy concept, you NEVER can land this thing on anything build out of stable matter!

  • Steven Grimsley
    Steven Grimsley Месяц назад

    Or what was used in interstellar, a space craft with spring loaded reinforced plate to launch nukes out the back and propel the ship forward, I read that it could reach in the ball park of 7% light speed. The ship looks like a cylinder with exhaust port on one end and it would spin to simulate gravity with people living on the walls of the space craft or the ship separated into compartments.

  • Mihai Lazar
    Mihai Lazar Месяц назад

    80% light speed
    nuff said

  • spookerr
    spookerr Месяц назад

    Never happen.

  • Ben Neo
    Ben Neo 2 месяца назад


  • Games TV
    Games TV 2 месяца назад

    Enjoy and take care of this planet.
    It's our only home and always will be.
    The sheer numbers and distances is mind boggling to say the least.
    By the time we have the technology to become "nomads" in outer space we would already be extinct either by wars , climate change or by some other extinction event.
    You cannot compare being "nomadic" on earth to being a "nomad" out there.There's huge hurdles to overcome.

  • Goodbye USA
    Goodbye USA 2 месяца назад

    Yes, please DO list all the technological spin offs - the crumbs that we hope will fall from the table of space technology to help humanity here on earth. List them and I'll tell you how much better off we'd be if our focus was on the actual spin offs themselves. This ridiculous argument to support spending vast sums on going to dead pieces of rocks across the solar system has been shot down a million times. At least Elon Musk is honest about it, he says we do it cause it's "Cool"!

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson 2 месяца назад

    I got anti matter for sale! $1000 a gram!

  • Vu Nguyen
    Vu Nguyen 2 месяца назад

    nah! impractical to think about antimatter as a fuel

  • Progbassist
    Progbassist 2 месяца назад

    Imagine how frusturating it would be for the observers in earth. "I wonder if they found any life on Kepler...We wouldnt know for next 1,500 years".

  • Stramster
    Stramster 2 месяца назад +1

    Why do we explore?
    Because it is in out DNA.
    But why should we explore is a very different question.

  • Sam
    Sam 2 месяца назад

    5:18 5:35 ,am i the only one who noticed her...

  • Robert Anderson
    Robert Anderson 2 месяца назад

    Sorry, but space is in the dreams of the Freemason Satanists at NASA !!!! EXECUTE THE LYING BASTARDS !!!!!!

  • Spoon Liver
    Spoon Liver 2 месяца назад

    I doubt his Maths.

  • beefsmith
    beefsmith 2 месяца назад

    I'm not great a math, so can somebody help explain this, If the universes edge is roughly 46 billion light years away, how can we get there in only 30 years traveling at only 99% the speed of light? would it not take at least 46 billion years traveling at 100% the speed of light?

  • ben gib
    ben gib 2 месяца назад

    Interesting, I think we should send criminals serving life on these test missions

  • JCAH1
    JCAH1 2 месяца назад

    Drearily, all of this analysis has been conducted assuming our current (year 2018) knowledge of physics. This is no different than scientists in the 1840s debating the limits of Earthly reality before the existence of planetary-scale electricity, or scientists in the 1940s debating the limits of handling super-massive data and calculations, before the invention of supercomputers. I have always been irritated and dumbfounded by the extremely narrow-minded blindness, and the utter lack of imagination, of mankind. Our scientists always seem to be certain that every last thing is absolutely impossible, until it isn't. The astonishing and revolutionary new principles of physics that will be discovered by the year 2040, will give mankind powers and abilities that are currently imagined only by our best science fiction writers.

  • Pat Murray
    Pat Murray 2 месяца назад

    Isn’t this similar to what Bob Lazar talked about back in 1990?

  • k1w1
    k1w1 2 месяца назад

    When he talks about how long it would take to get to other stars he doesn't take into account the fact that the spacecraft needs to slow down and come to a stop at the end. Presumably you'd have to start slowing down halfway through the journey.

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler 2 месяца назад

    Ryan weed is my bro. He just graduated air force test pilot school tonight

  • tim w
    tim w 2 месяца назад

    he watched too much star trek

  • Kacper Glodek
    Kacper Glodek 2 месяца назад +33

    Seriously though.. if humans weren't so petty and we worked as a species instead of killing each other and dividing ourselves into nations and religions, we'd totally have a manned base on Mars by now.

    • Stephan Dube
      Stephan Dube 15 дней назад


    • Kacper Glodek
      Kacper Glodek Месяц назад +1

      +Boeboe I partially agree with you. Competition does drive innovation. We'll never know what could have been anyway. But that 'work as a species' would never work with humans anyway. Most of us don't care about the bigger picture and don't see more than the tip of their own nose. But I'm allowed to dream right :)

  • Max K
    Max K 2 месяца назад

    So any rough idea on what year/decade a anti matter rocket like this could be built and take us somewhere

  • RaulRocamora
    RaulRocamora 2 месяца назад

    Thank you, Frodo!

  • heritag7
    heritag7 2 месяца назад

    Why do so many people get the concept of time dilation completely wrong. Time does not pass differently for objects travelling at relativistic speeds. People mistake the slowing of time for what is actually a "delay" in transmission. A spaceship travels at 0.8c for 5 years, at this point it sends a signal back to earth saying it reached the 5 year distance. It takes another 4 years at the speed of light, c, for earth to receive the signal and recognize the ship has reached the 5 year mark. Hence, 9 years for earth and 5 years for the ship. In reality, the ship would've traveled another 4 years worth of distance by the time earth received the 5 year signal. Time travel by relativistic speed does not exist.

  • Saion Chatterjee
    Saion Chatterjee 2 месяца назад

    Mr. Weed does not need a rocket to get high!

  • John Doe
    John Doe 2 месяца назад +1

    Translation on isle "tron" please?

  • James
    James 2 месяца назад

    By the time you reach the edge of the Observable Universe, earth would either be gone or completely uninhabitable, along with out galaxy.

  • supahacka
    supahacka 2 месяца назад

    Here is how it works: You meditate ... you realize that consciousness is the fundamental substrate of existence ... you realize that interstellar travel is a pointless concept and that your goal is to transcend this physical reality just like a 12 year old transcends Super Mario Land and does not think about how interstellar travel could work in there. Go ask a Zen monk about how meaningful the concept of interstellar travel is ... he will laugh at you and tell you to sit down and meditate.
    Read "My Big Theory of Everything" by Tom Campbell on Google Books for free in order to understand how interstellar travel is a pointless concept ...

  • 666ssn666
    666ssn666 2 месяца назад

    In conclusion: Only relevant to rich people. The chances of humans marching the speed of expansion is so unlikely.

  • Its Me
    Its Me 2 месяца назад

    So is antimater propulsion a thing now. What this guy seems to be saying is that he had already cracked the whole thing up and running with an antimater propulsion system in lab, just waiting for whoever shall install this propulsion into their ships in the next couple of years now, so does NASA and SpaceX already knew about this or already have something better? Id to hear that we do but i didnt expect it to be this soon especially in our life time as of 2018, maybe in the near future of 2100 but that would be mind blown if we can do this in 2050, if we're able to go to any planet in our solarn system within only a few weeks or months, man the discoveries would be limitless and interestingly endless.