According to Shawyer's calculations, the EM Drive could be so efficient that it could power us to Mars in just 70 days.
But, there's a not-small problem with the system. It defies Newton's third law, which states that everything must have an equal and opposite reaction.
According to the law, for a system to produce thrust, it has to push something out the other way. The EM Drive doesn't do this.
Yet in test after test it continues to work. Last year, NASA's Eagleworks Laboratory team got their hands on an EM Drive to try to figure out once and for all what was going on.
And now we finally have those results.