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100 Year Starship Study Public Symposium

The 100 Year Starship Study being developed through DARPA and NASA Ames now has its Web site up, from which the following:

DARPA and NASA are jointly planning the 100 Year Starship Study Symposium that will be held from September 30 through October 2, 2011 in Orlando, FL. The goal of the symposium is to promote discussions that will bring us closer to standing up an organization that can shepherd efforts to help achieve interstellar flight in the next century. The symposium is expected to attract roughly 2,000 people from throughout the United States as well as from foreign countries. The public symposium is a follow up to the January Strategic Planning Workshop.

In addition to keynote and plenary sessions, the symposium will have a set of seven tracks built around the following topics:

  • Time-Distance Solutions
  • Education, Social, Economic
  • Legal Considerations and Philosophical and Religious Considerations
  • Biology and Space Medicine
  • Habitats and Environmental Science
  • Destinations
  • Communication of the Vision

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This article was originally posted on Centauri Dreams