Hey everyone, <br /><br />I have been thinking of ways to aquire massive amounts of speed over a long period of time. No need to go super fast right from the get go. So what if it takes 2 weeks to reach 100,000,000 miles an hour so long as you get to that speed?<br /><br />1. Theoretically, How fast could a ship go in space? Forget about what pushes it. I just want to know know how fast it could go in space if nothing got in it's way. <br /><br />2. Assuming there was NOTHING but space in front or around a man made space ship. Would the Ship feel any kind of stress from MASSIVE amounts of speed?<br /><br />3.Can Sound or strong vibrations have any effect in Space? <br /><br />The reasons for these precise questions:<br /><br />The way I understand space so far is that if you could "push" an object (Say a pencil) to go about 1 MPH, the pencil would NEVER slow down or stop unless it was affected by some thing on the way. <br /><br />If you push the pencil AGAIN with EXACTLY the same force as you did the first time (As the pencil is still moving) the pencil will go 1 MPH faster and so on. So if you pushed the pencil 10,000,000 times the pencilshould travel at a speed of 10,000,000 MPH. <br /><br />Is that correct?<br /><br />Because if it is we only need to figure out a way to make a reaction in space based on Energy rather then chemicals that will "Push" an object.<br /><br />Even if the "Push" in question was very small, eventually you would be able to aggregate an emormous amount of speed. <br /><br />Then all we have to figure out would be how to protect the ship from on coming objects. I have a few thoughts on that as well.<br /><br />Any one?