The over-c is a drive technology capable of travelling higher speed than the speed of light. It was discovered accidentally, and, to this day, no-one fully knows how it works.
In 2227, a group of scientists investigating unstable sub-atomic particles discovered a way to break the speed of light. However, the experiment went disastrous, as the over-c drive proved to be unstable near near large center of gravity. However, the data from the experiment were recovered and the development of the first over-c drives began.