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Think tank to tackle interstellar travel


Posted on Thursday, 6 September, 2012 | Comment icon 42 comments


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The 100 Year Starship Project is aimed at developing interstellar space flight within the next century.

Originally seeded by DARPA, the project will include the contributions of several key partners to develop concepts for the technologies required to launch a manned mission to another solar system. The first symposium will take place on September 13th when an international team of big thinkers will get together in Houston, Texas and discuss what it would take to make the prospect a reality.

Former US President Bill Clinton will be chairing the event. "This important effort helps advance the knowledge and technologies required to explore space, all while generating the necessary tools that enhance our quality of life on earth," he said.

"The light-years between the stars is vast -- a seemingly insurmountable quarantine that cuts our solar system off from the rest of the galaxy."

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Comment icon #33 Posted by DieChecker on 15 September, 2012, 3:16
It could mean a couple things. Military control of space. Bringing offensice capabilitys against ET. Moving a strategic population off world. Gathering some mineral that is rare here and abundent there. Use your imagination.
Comment icon #34 Posted by booNyzarC on 15 September, 2012, 3:39
This is awesome news. I'm surprised psyche hasn't popped in with his thoughts. Oh, and this... Is hilarious...
Comment icon #35 Posted by Parsec on 15 September, 2012, 23:10
Well, I'd say that we all (non-americans too) used to be more that way once. Unfortunately I think that we're way too cynic nowadays; maybe, as you pointed out, mainly because of tv and education. Our society in the last 20 years has been so ground-linked, that many of us has lost their "sense of marvel". Naively, I think that's a great idea, and it could be a real turning point for a slow, global change. On the other hand, I can't help but think that's a nice show, but nothing more. What does Bill Clinton have to do with it, except that he needs money? And I do... [More]
Comment icon #36 Posted by Occams Razor on 16 September, 2012, 5:37
Does anyone out there recall what happened to Icarus. Perhaps the people who dreamed this up have already subconsciously recognized the likely outcome of such a mission. There may well be a new era in physics due to the work going on at CERN. The discovery of the Higgs-Boson particle may lead to gravity manipulation technology, so our starship may have artificial gravity, there may even be some kind of gravity propulsion system that could be developed from this discovery. The new CERN research into dark energy and dark matter is also very interesting, this research and the discovery above may ... [More]
Comment icon #37 Posted by DieChecker on 16 September, 2012, 5:51
If you assume that even one of the UFOs ever reported was the real thing, then it is actually most likely that we live in the center of LA, and that when we go out to find real estate, that we'll find that all the good land already belongs to someone else. Unless ET falls for the same thinking as the Native Americans, then there will be no human colonys. We'll go out there and trade and many will settle out there, but we will not have our own nations and worlds.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Occams Razor on 16 September, 2012, 5:53
I would feel a bit more confident if people like 'Uhura' and 'Jordie la forge' weren't involved.
Comment icon #39 Posted by DieChecker on 16 September, 2012, 19:42
I'd feel better if it Uhura and Jordie, and not the actors that played them on TV.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Occams Razor on 22 September, 2012, 4:00
Ahem, you do know Star Trek isn't a documentary I hope.
Comment icon #41 Posted by DieChecker on 25 September, 2012, 5:05
But if it was, I would feel better if they were there.
Comment icon #42 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x on 25 September, 2012, 23:47
I dont find this any more of an impossiblity than when I read that post about Bill Gates saying he was going to BUY a planet


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