Future SpaceThe closest star and planetary system to Earth is Alpha Centauri, which is 4.37 light-years away. However, using current technology, it would take a person about 6,000 years to travel there. We need to develop a new method of interstellar space travel in order to traverse the vast distances between Alpha Centauri, other exoplanets, and our own Solar System. Could we reasonably expect to go to any of the nearby stars? How does NASA plan on getting to these faraway planets? In this video, we will explore NASA’s plan to visit Alpha Centauri using light speed technology.