Hi this is my 2nd post so pls be kind guys. Let me know of any other cool cosmology forums out there as they seem hard to find with google. So to my idea! Instead of waiting for some hyper-drive to be invented (I read of pushing spaceships with lasers?) how about we use our own star, the Sun, to travel to the nearest star with exoplanets that look capable of supporting life. The idea is to "push" our Sun in the direction of this star, which would take us along with it. I'm thinking massive nuclear explosions to divert our Sun off-course and in the direction we want to go. How viable do u think this is? I know we're 2/3 out of the Milkyway on a wing, and the centre of our galaxy is a compact source of radiowaves so theres a blackhole there that determines the course our Sun takes, but is this viable? Could we use our own Sun... say once its nearing the end of its life... to travel thru space?