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Long Now “Manual for Civilization” project begins with Icarii Heath Rezabek as Intern

posted by Heath Rezabek on February 7, 2014

Icarii Heath Rezabek (FarMaker Interstellar Speed Sketch Contest; Starship Congress 2013 Outreach & Collaborations Coordinator) shares with us an update on a project with the Long Now Foundation, based in San Francisco, CA. The Manual for Civilization is a core collection of materials (3,500 volumes initially) meant to reflect a cross-section of the interests of […]



Synergy, Humor, and Paradigm Shift

posted by Buck Field on December 5, 2013

Almost every day, I worry about the science we will need if we’re ever going to make it to the stars. For a start, there’s the existential danger from industrial-scale technology that threatens our long-term survival with unrecoverable war or environmental damage. This is largely supported by corporate priorities governing from the top of our […]



Starship Congress to be First Interstellar Conference friendly to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Attendees

posted by admin on August 6, 2013

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Icarus Interstellar is proud to announce that the upcoming Starship Congress will be the FIRST interstellar conference to feature live captioning! Reaching out to as many people as possible is an important goal to us at Icarus Interstellar, and we strive to make sure that everyone will be included in our first annual Starship Congress. […]



The Starship: Bringer of Harmony

posted by Kelvin F. Long on July 2, 2013

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Williams K. Hartmann is an American space artist. In 1984 he wrote a book titled “Out of the Cradle, Exploring the Frontiers Beyond Earth”. In this book he proposed something which is quite profound and which had become known as the Golden Rule. It states that “Space exploration must be carried out in a way […]



The Emergence of the Starship

posted by Kelvin F. Long on June 12, 2013

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In the years 1865 and 1901 Jules Verne and H.G.Wells published their now famous novels “From the Earth to the Moon” and “The First Men in the Moon” respectively. Their ideas were not completely crazy, although the physics needed some work. In Verne’s novel the crew would be propelled to the Moon using a projectile […]



The Starship: What is it for anyway?

posted by Kelvin F. Long on May 15, 2013

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A star is a distant stellar objective, burning nuclear reactions at its core, releasing fusion energy and radiating outwards across all matter and fields in its path. A ship is a vessel that will take passengers or cargo from A to B, from here to there or from there to here. So, you want to […]



“FUTURE CITIES 2: OTHER WORLDS” – A conference held at the University of Greenwich, London, 11th/12th April 2013

posted by Robert Swinney on April 22, 2013

A personal perspective by Rob Swinney, Project Leader Project Icarus, Icarus Interstellar   Earlier this month Richard Osborne and I attended the ‘Future Cities 2: Other Worlds’ conference at the University of Greenwich in the School of Architecture, Design and Construction.  It’s quite hard to put in words how far out of my normal experience […]



To a Star that’s Not Too Far (aka Icarus Lives!)

posted by Mike Mongo on April 10, 2013

  To a star that’s not too far (Icarus lives!)For Obousy Tziolas & KatzAll other groups with interstellar aspirationsstep back from being the first to launchmuch less to buildan actual interstellar mission. All other organizations… imagine the glorybut fail to rise above dreaming. That is not us. Let us be different. It was people exactly like […]



Prologue: Forbidden Planet, The Krell and The City Building

posted by admin on April 2, 2013

    This guest blog is a contribution from Glenn Thornton. Glenn is recently retired from a career at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He worked on underground nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site for four years and then joined the Lab’s satellite design group. He made important contributions to several satellite projects, some NASA […]



Greg Matloff Q&A On Sails and Interstellar Flight

posted by admin on March 25, 2013

In a new series of Q&A we’ll be reaching out to Icarus Interstellar consultants to gain their perspective on tough problems associated with interstellar flight. In this second Q&A we ask Dr Gregory Matloff questions relating to interstellar probes and sail propulsion. Dr. Greg Matloff, FBIS, is a leading expert in possibilities for interstellar propulsion […]