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First reaction to Alpha Centauri Prize

On the eve of Starship Congress in Dallas, word and reaction to our new Alpha Centauri Prize (see earlier post), for which the $500 dollar prize money is sponsored by Icarus Interstellar, is getting out. At Centauri Dreams Paul Gilster … Continue reading

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Project Dragonfly

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new I4IS project, titled Project Dragonfly. This is a laser-sail propulsion project based on earlier work done by the American physicist Dr Robert L.Forward. Project Dragonfly aims to develop theoretical reference … Continue reading

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Principium Issue 6

We are pleased to bring you Principium issue 6. This is a bumper issue timed for release with the Starship Congress, Dallas, Texas. We hope you enjoy it. You can pick up your copy by going to the following web … Continue reading

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Alpha Centauri Prize

The Alpha Centauri Prize: Taking Interstellar Research to a New Level We are pleased to announce the launch of a set of new interstellar design awards, known collectively as the Alpha Centauri Awards, and organized by the Institute for Interstellar … Continue reading

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Fritz Zwicky’s solar starship

Here’s an unusual method of interstellar flight – don’t bother building a starship, just use the Sun itself to take you there. In principle it is not quite as crazy as it may at first sound. In a sense, our … Continue reading

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New Director Announcement: Robert G Kennedy III

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Robert G Kennedy III, who joins the Board of Directors for the Institute For Interstellar Studies.   Robert was educated in the classics and foreign languages since boyhood (Latin, Greek, Arabic, and … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of the Starship, May 29th 2013, Symposium

On Wednesday 29th May the Institute for Interstellar Studies hosted our first conference which took place at the Head Quarters of the London based British Interplanetary Society {http://www.bis-space.com/}. Chaired by I4IS Academy Director Rob Swinney, the one day meeting featured … Continue reading

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Starship Century Day 2

Day 2 of the San Diego Starship Century symposium gets off with a talk by Adam Crowl. View the talks via the live stream here: http://starshipconf.ucsd.edu/  

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Starship Century

The Starship Century symposium got started today at the UC San Diego, Qualcomm Institute, Atkinson Hall Auditorium. This is co-ordinated by the new Arthur C Clarke Center for the Human Imagination. You can read more about the event on the … Continue reading

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Icarus Interstellar KickStarter

The US non-profit Icarus Interstellar has today kicked off its KickStarter campaign to raise $10,000 for organising the Starship Congress, held 15-18 August 2013. You can read more about the Congress on their web site here: http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/congress-announcement/   If you … Continue reading

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