Some time ago we reported that NASA was working on a real live Warp Drive space ship, based on the principles of Alcubierre drive which is designed to bend the very fabric of space-time for propulsion. The project is being headed by NASA ace Dr Harold White.

Not content with just providing the theory, NASA continue to look at building a practical spaceship that could prove this theory. To help with this digital artist Mark Rademaker - who has worked with Star Trek projects - was asked to help Star Trek graphic designer Matt Jefferies and Dr White in designing a concept of the ship - IXS-100 Enterprise.

The result is nothing short of stunning.

You can see the rest of the concept artwork on Mark Rademakers Flickr page

You can also see Dr White discuss the possibllity of travel to other stars in this hour long video below.