Posted on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 | 46 comments| News tip by: Persia
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If mankind were to develop interstellar space travel, where in the galaxy should we go first ?
It's a question that has been discussed at the 100-Year Starship Symposium, a meeting sponsored by DARPA as part of a $1 million initiative to determine what it would take to develop interstellar space flight within 100 years. Astronomers and scientists debated possible destinations, contending that a good target would be a planet in another solar system that is likely to support life.
"Scientists debated possible interstellar destinations at the 100-Year Starship Symposium, a weekend meeting here sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to discuss planning the first mission to another star system."