Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 08:42:50 -0700 From: Anton Sherwood Subject: warp speed > warp is to the speed of light as mach is to the speed of sound. current > thinking is that speeds approaching warp 1 and exceeding it are impossible. You can _approach_ c all you like, you just can't reach it. According to the Star Trek Technical Manual, "warp n" means n^3 times lightspeed. And they should know, since Star Trek invented the phrase-- outside Roddenberry's universe, "warp" means a distortion of space itself allowing travel from point to point without going through the intervening space. Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]