Voyager Update: Maps and Maneuvers

posted by Zach Fejes on June 8, 2015

It has been a very busy few months for the Project Voyager team. But the fruits of labor are finally starting to pay off. As of our weekly work session yesterday, we have officially succeed at creating orbital insertions within an accuracy of 1km. This may sound like a lot of error, but we also […]

Icarus Interstellar University of Miami Chapter

posted by admin on April 15, 2015

  In the ever-evolving world of science, energetic innovation is key to providing students with the inspiration necessary to dive into the modern STEM workforce. We joined Icarus Interstellar as the official University of Miami student chapter with that in mind, and with the goal of looking into not only what can be done today, […]

Project Voyager – A Map to Navigate our Dynamic Universe

posted by Zach Fejes on December 10, 2014

This is an excerpt taken from a recent article by Zachary Fejes on Discovery Space News. The full article on Discovery can be found here.   “Indulge me, for a moment, in a brief thought experiment. You have just become the pilot of a modern spacecraft, let’s call it the USS Lucky, docked with the […]

ISDC – Round Up

posted by Jessica Riley on June 2, 2014


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

Project Icarus logo

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 […]


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


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.