DailyDirt: Interstellar Travel -- 'To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before'

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If only interstellar travel were as easy as it is depicted in movies and TV shows like Star Trek... While we won't be traveling beyond our solar system anytime soon, there are already plenty of efforts underway to develop the technologies needed to make interstellar travel a reality. Here are a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: 100yss, darpa, exploration, interstellar travel, propulsion, space, star trek, starships
Companies: icarus interstellar, nasa

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    Violated (profile), 19 Sep 2012 @ 6:55am

    Re: to go boldly where no MAN has gone before....

    It is not a plan as such but a group of people who want the same goal and donations from people who believe in the same goal and want to help. This is largely removed from the whim of politics who tend to be good at killing plans and wasting money.

    So it is just intelligent people who have an idea what technology we need and then to use the donations to fund advances in those directions. Then using this new technology they can make profit and obtain further funds to meet their goals.

    This point of all this is that getting to another star system is possible even if extremely hard. It is all physics and time/distance for the power needed along with systems to last the trip. If we don't believe it is possible, if we don't aim to achieve this goal, then we simply will never ever get there.

    So all about going and doing it. Human civilization won't last forever and who knows what the future holds.

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