Although exciting, there is a huge caveat that comes with any research that explores the limits of our understanding of physics.
"Warp drives are extremely speculative at this stage, and it would be irresponsible of me to suggest that a warp drive could ever be built," Obousy added.
"What does seem true, however, is that warp drives are allowed to exist within the known laws of physics, and can therefore be explored and investigated in a rigorous and scientific manner."
The warp drive is a familiar technology in the Star Trek universe, but we're talking about NASA building a hyperdrive - are they the same thing? After all, I don't recall the Millennium Falcon having a warp drive - it has a Isu-Sim SSP05 hyperdrive generator installed (in case you were wondering).
For simplicity's sake, we'll assume the Star Wars hyperdrive is similar to Obousy's warp drive (they do the same thing, i.e., go faster than the speed of light).
"The Star Wars movies go into very little technical detail regarding the functionality of their hyperdrives; however, it's clear that the hyperdrive operates at FTL speeds, since the spacecraft are able to jump from one star system to another in a very short amount of time," said Obousy.