China is testing a working EmDrive in space
China claims that it is currently testing the ‘impossible’ space engine on the Tiangong 2 space station.
First developed back in 2001 by aerospace engineer Roger Shawyer, EmDrive allegedly works by converting electrical power in to thrust without the need for propellant through a process that scientists argue is in direct violation of the laws of physics.
Despite this however, a recent peer-reviewed study has shown that the mysterious drive does have promise and now China has taken things one step further by announcing that it has not only managed to test one in a lab, it has even succeeded in sending one in to space.
If successful, it would add further merit to the idea that the mysterious space engine, which has the potential to send astronauts to Mars within just 70 days, really is something quite extraordinary.