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ISDC – Round Up

posted by Jessica Riley on June 2, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago I attended the International Space Development Conference in LA. This was my first time attending the conference and I found it had a lot to offer. Many people involved with Icarus were present, gave talks, and generally provided thoughtful discussion in the sessions. My professional experience is heavily involved with creating […]



Collaboration May Be Our First Step Toward the Stars.

posted by Jessica Riley on March 18, 2014

   Last week Icarus Interstellar announced that Les Johnson is stepping into a new position at Icarus as Chief Solar Sail Consultant. This new role presents opportunities for more communication and collaboration between Icarus, NASA, and the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, which Les is the Chair of. Les brings with him a wealth of experience […]



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 […]



Hailey Bright in Charge of Security at Starship Congress…

posted by Andreas Tziolas on July 18, 2013

Hailey Bright, Icarus Interstellar’s TV Production and Film Chief Supervisor takes on new challenges in her ongoing adventures. So far this one is my favorite! Watch – then re-watch, then watch again!



Project Icarus Design Steps Up A Gear

posted by admin on July 1, 2013

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Dear Friends, We are pleased to inform you about progress on the Project Icarus interstellar starship design study, the collaboration between the British Interplanetary Society and the non-profit organisation Icarus Interstellar, Inc. Project Icarus was founded by Kelvin F. Long and Richard Obousy and launched back in September 2009 during a symposium at the BIS […]



NEW PROJECT LAUNCH

posted by admin on February 8, 2012

With Divya Shankar. From 1987 to 1989, seven First Class Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy embarked upon a study to design an interstellar spacecraft aimed our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. This project represented the United States Naval Academy’s participation in the NASA/USRA University Advanced Design Program. The seven Midshipmen- Keith Beals, Martin Beaulieu, Frank […]



Steampunk Me

posted by Pat Galea on January 4, 2012

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Following on from Kelvin’s post, here’s my steampunk image: Now that’s an interstellar communications engineer! Thanks to Richard Obousy for arranging this, and J.R. Fleming for the artwork.