When I saw the article recently that NASA’s Eagleworks lab had successfully tested Roger Shawyer‘s electromagnetic propulsion drive (EmDrive) in a vacuum I had hoped that we were on the verge of opening up new propulsion capabilities. Regretfully, an article posted on Wired on May 6 (That NASA Warp Drive? Yeah, It’s Still Poppycock) seems to leave the results of that testing wanting.
In order to make space exploration practical, faster and cheaper means of propulsion will have to be developed. I am sure that one day a better space drive will be developed.