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NASA engineer and physicist Harold White is working on using the theory of relativity to travel at warp speed. The ship will be called IXS Enterprise, while he's still working on the math to prove it can be done, the concept art has already been completed by designer Mark Rademaker. In an interview with The Washington Post Rademaker explained the purpose behind the designs:

"We wanted to have a decent image of a theory conforming Warp ship to motivate young people to pursue a STEM career," Rademaker said in an e-mail interview. "It does have some Sci-Fi features that might never transfer to a possible final design, unless we really want to."

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The space shuttle Discover took its final flight today mounted on top of a modified Boeing 747 from the Kennedy Space Center to Washington D.C. The shuttle will then be put on display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. Though we're sad to see the shuttle go (and NASA's current funding is certainly not a WIN), it's pretty amazing to see the old bird take a flight one more time. Check out more information in the via link from our friends at The Daily What!