What does /sci/ think about the Em Drive? At first I thought it was a meme because it violates the Conservation of momentum and Newton's Third Law but NASA's replication efforts as well as other groups of researchers have been successful and have produced thrust.
So what do you think? Will the Em Drive take humanity to the stars?
>Mr. Joosten and Dr. White stated that “a one-way, non-decelerating trip to Alpha Centauri under a constant one milli-g acceleration” from an EM drive would result in an arrival speed of 9.4 percent the speed of light and result in a total transit time from Earth to Alpha Centauri of just 92 years.
However, if the intentions of such a mission were to perform in-situ observations and experiments in the Alpha Centauri system, then deceleration would be needed.
This added component would result in a 130-year transit time from Earth to Alpha Centauri – which is still a significant improvement over the multi-thousand year timetable such a mission would take using current chemical propulsion technology.