|100-Year Starship plans to develop technologies for interstellar travel. Artist impression of Interplanetary Society's Daedalus unmanned starship. (Credit Adrian Mann)|
We've recently talked about the interstellar starship on our podcast and discussed it in the recent article here on the website, well now more interstellar excitement is beginning to heat up. These topics are no longer just for the realm of science fiction and Star Trek. Now a group of interstellar enthusiasts being headed by an ex-NASA astronaut are embracing the issue of the vast distances involved and are working on a solution. To help bolster their cause they are being backed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to begin their work.