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DARPA funds 100 Year Starship to develop human interstellar flight capabilities

An ambitious effort for an interstellar travel planning organization officially kicked off this week, after DARPA awarded $500,000 to form the 100-Year Starship initiative. Former astronaut Mae Jemison, whose proposal was selected earlier this year, will lead the new independent organization. The goal is to ensure that the capability for human interstellar travel exists within the next 100 years. […]

[read more @popsci | @gizmag] [100 Year Starship] [Project Icarus] [image credit: Adrian Mann]

futurescope:

DARPA funds 100 Year Starship to develop human interstellar flight capabilities

An ambitious effort for an interstellar travel planning organization officially kicked off this week, after DARPA awarded $500,000 to form the 100-Year Starship initiative. Former astronaut Mae Jemison, whose proposal was selected earlier this year, will lead the new independent organization. The goal is to ensure that the capability for human interstellar travel exists within the next 100 years. […]

[read more @popsci | @gizmag] [100 Year Starship] [Project Icarus] [image credit: Adrian Mann]

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    So essentially anyone under the age of 20 or so will potentially be able to travel between the stars.
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    YAY!!!! About time! $500,000 isn’t much though, but I guess it’s better than nothing. The ball is rolling… that’s the...
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