Date: Mon, 12 Feb 1996 09:25:43 -0600 From: Elizabeth Gregory Subject: Re: warp speed? -Reply I agree that the source seems to be _Star Trek_, in which the term "warp" is used to describe traveling at the speed of light--for example, traveling at Warp Factor 3 would be three times the speed of light (parallel to the use of "mach" in aviation to refer to flying at the speed of sound). Incidentally, if you're not moving at warp speed, your speed is described as "space normal." Elizabeth Gregory Assistant Professor and Extension Commmunications Specialist Department of Agricultural Communications Texas A&M University