Year 

Summary of
Progress 
1915 

Einstein publishes General Relativity 
1921 

KaluzaKline
first to propose unified filed theories in
extradimensions 
1932 

Dark
matter is postulated by Oort 
1933 

British
Interplanetary Society formed 
1945 

First Atomic Bomb detonated 
1948 

Foundations for Quantum Field Theory are
established 
1949 

Gödel
introduces Closed Time Like Curves 
1957 

Sputnik
launched 
1959 

Twilight Zone airs on television 
1964 

Bell
Labs discovers Cosmic Background Radiation 
1966 

Star Trek airs on televison 
1969 

Apollo 11 lands on Moon

1970's 

Standard
Model of particle physics develops, String Theory is
introduced

1977  
Hiem
introduces 6dimensional quantum unification picture, Star Wars is
shown in movie theaters, Voyager 1 is launched 
1980 

Guth
introduces inflation model to cosmology 
1981   Space
Shuttle is launched

1988  
Thorne
introduces concept of transversable wormhole 
1994  
Alcubierre publishes first warp drive paper, Stargate in shown in movie
theaters 
1995   Witten introduces Mtheory

1996 
 Mills
outlines challenge to create space drives 
1998

 Riess’
group discovers significant portion of universe consists of Dark
Energy, Olum Shows negative energy required
for superluminal travel

1999 

V. D. Broeck introduces concept of hidden warp bubble,
Randall and Sundrum introduce concept of large extra
dimension

2001 

Puthoff suggests method to engineer the vacuum
of spacetime through a Polarized
Vacuum

2002 

Natario publishes warp drive with zero
expansion

2003

 Gautheir
publishes work on micro warp drive, Minami considers possibility of
engineering imaginary time

2004 

Dröscher
and Häuser introduces propulsion concept based on Heim’s unification
using “graviphotons”, Froning suggests that more than 4dimensions
are require for Faster Than Light Travel, Minami suggest controlling
entropy gradient on Dbranes may allow for string theory based
propulsion

2005 

White
and Davies introduce pressure based extradimensional warp
drive

2006 

Kransikov shows that Quantum Inequality
restrictions on spacetime
are not
truly unphysical

2008

 Obousy introduces method of controlling warp
drive by manipulating the
radii of extradimensions

2009 

Finazzi shows warp drive unstable in
semiclassical approximation
of gravity

2011 

100
Year Starship Symposium held

2012 

Voyager 1 probe enters interstellar space,
Varieshci and Brusein show that warp drives in conformal
gravity
do not require exotic
energy
