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#36521 - 10/20/10 07:09 PM 100-year starship project gets funding
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"NASA Ames Director Simon “Pete” Worden revealed Saturday that NASA Ames has “just started a project with DARPA called the Hundred Year Starship,” with $1 million funding from DARPA and $100K from NASA."

from http://blacklistednews.com/NASA-Ames%E2%80%99-Worden-reveals-DARPA-funded-%E2%80%98Hundred-Year-Starship%E2%80%99-program/11110/0/7/7/Y/M.html

This is great news if it's true. Although $1M won;t go far...

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#36529 - 10/21/10 01:25 PM Re: 100-year starship project gets funding [Re: Kate]
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1.1mil to start designing an alternative lift vehicle propulsion method. Not enough to finish the project, but definitely a good start.

Most of us scientists start projects on far less $$$. He musta had one hell of a sales pitch!

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#36533 - 10/22/10 02:45 PM Re: 100-year starship project gets funding [Re: ImagingGeek]
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This news is a very welcome surprise. It needs to be done sooner or later, and it needs to be taken seriously. In view of the dramatic progress in science, feasible interstellar travel may be just over the horizon. All power to the people with the foresight and courage to get this project off the ground (!)
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#36534 - 10/22/10 02:53 PM Seems to me... [Re: Kate]
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the best starting point would be a viable SSTO.
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