One thing that the Star Wars universe seems to get right about potential space travel is their concept on hyperspeed, hyperspace, and hyperdrives. The idea is that in order go into hyperspeed, you must open what is essentially a wormhole. Right now scientists are trying to work out how to open wormholes as well as close them under our control. Albert Einstein theorized that a wormhole is possible and could be used for space travel, allowing people to bypass long-distance travel.
Right now, for instance, to get to the next star system closest to our solar system, we’d have to travel several light-years. At that rate, we’d never make it there in our one human lifetime. However, we could if we could bend space and time. The wormhole allows this to happen, theoretically. Star Wars essentially uses Einstein’s wormhole theory with their hyperspace concept. Of course, it is hard to nitpick what they do with it since we’ve never physically opened and exited a wormhole to know. Scientists, however, do believe that the Star Wars Universe might be onto something with how they used it.