28 Jan '12, 2pm

Forget the Moon Colony, Newt: DARPA Aims for 100 Year Starship: Filed under: Energy News

Forget the Moon Colony, Newt: DARPA Aims for 100 Year Starship: Filed under: Energy News

Dr. Jemison chaired the 100 Year Starship Symposium’s Education, Social, Economic and Legal Considerations component, and her group was assigned to explore issues such as the education mission of the project, how the spacecraft crew would be selected, what kind of economic structure would operate in space, and other questions dealing with profit, politics, and “legacy investments” for a possible round-trip journey. In addition to addressing those questions, the 100 Year Starship Study will examine ways to foster the research needed to design, construct, launch and fly a spacecraft capable of interstellar travel, and to anticipate the social, political and cultural baggage that human beings would need to carry along for a trip of that sort.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/01/28/fmoon-colony-newt-dar...

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