‘FASTER THAN LIGHT’ By Mehmet Ali Yazan

Professor Ebyogin is at a Russian radio-astronomy observatory, monitoring Middle-Earth’s orbit for meteorites that could pose a threat to Earth, when he detects sudden high-frequency energy radiation. Normally, an explosion of this magnitude cannot occur in this orbit. The professor reports what he has seen to the Russian Air and Space Forces and asks if a spacecraft is at the coordinates where the energy radiation appeared. He learns that while an American communications satellite was located at the coordinates, the satellite disappeared immediately after Ebyogin detected the radiation.

When the professor consults a colleague at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the colleague tells Ebyogin that it may be a leakage of negative energy from a parallel universe. Both professors believe that the American satellite may have converted a negative mass into energy and used it as fuel—that is, the Americans may have discovered Warp drive. When they relay this information to the Russian Air and Space Forces, the Russian government convenes to discuss it. The Russian President calls the US President to ask what has happened. The US President says that this is not secret information; the Americans have discovered the negative particles called tachyons, and they will share their knowledge with the world during a meeting to be held in Florida in two days. The Russians are invited to this meeting.

Professor Ebyogin and the Chief of the Russian Air and Space Forces attend the meeting as delegates. Before the briefing, NASA takes all the guests on a space shuttle to the Moon. The shuttle takes off without any explosions or jolts and eventually reaches a great speed, making the journey very short. The guests are even more amazed when they reach the back of the Moon, where they observe the construction of a spaceship, hundreds of meters long, in a giant shipyard. Captain Kirk’s famous words echo in the background as the NASA administrator tells the passengers that this is the first spaceship to have a Warp drive, and that its name is Enterprise:

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!”

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