I've reviewed all your data on this matter my fellow Sci-Members. Unfortunately I still find that while imagination is capable of traveling between the stars physical things are not. It's nature to desire exploration, but in the end the technological requirements surpass what is real. No matter what you construct, no matter how you do it, there isn't a way to travel to other solar systems. You see the laws of this universe are fixed, and you can't just bypass them in a fantastical hyperspace theorm. I'd like to make a mathmatical proof to demonstrate my ideas.. A (the ship) = B (speed it takes to reach the nearest solar system in 3 months) + C (distance from solar system) = You're fucked! Yes that's right, even if you could travel there in a photon you'd still take light years and light years to get there, let alone manage any mining on the new world. We're screwed.