New Horizons Co-Investigator Dr. Ralph McNutt to Present SC15 Keynote

posted by Andreas Tziolas on August 10, 2015

We are very pleased to announce Dr. Ralph McNutt, Co-Investigator of New Horizons mission to Pluto (and beyond) will be presenting a Keynote at Starship Congress 2015: Interstellar Hackathon, discussing some background and potential plans for launching an interstellar precursor next decade. As one of the champions of Interstellar exploration at NASA, from the Johns Hopkins...

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SC15: Call for Papers

posted by Andreas Tziolas on July 4, 2015

Call for Papers Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2015 Final Approval: August 1st, 2015 The Starship Congress organizing committee is inviting papers to the Technical Presentation session of the two day conference, on the topics generally related to:   TECHNICAL ADVANCES TOWARD INTERSTELLAR SPACE EXPLORATION Friday September 4th, 2015 New work currently underway with near...

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Rachel Armstrong announced as “First Speaker” for Starship Congress 2015

posted by Andreas Tziolas on June 21, 2015

Architecture / Ecosystem Hacker to set tone for Interstellar Space Science Summit DREXEL UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA—Architectural designer, conceptualist, & futurist thinker Rachel Armstrong has been announced as First Speaker for Icarus Interstellar’s Starship Congress, the upcoming summit of interstellar and deep-space scientists, organizations and advocates being hosted this September 4-5 by Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Armstrong...

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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...

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Revolutionary Consensus, Interpretation Rivalries

posted by Buck Field on June 2, 2015

There’s a lot of variation depending on how the question is asked, but physicists overwhelmingly agree fundamental changes to our best theories are coming. The descriptions used are often vague and the terms vary, sometimes they call it “a revolution”, sometimes creation of “a deeper theory” into which current theories “will be incorporated”, “a transformation”...

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Starship Congress 2015: Interstellar Hackathon @ Drexel University, Philadelphia (Sept 4-5, 2015)

posted by Andreas Tziolas on May 8, 2015

Starship Congress 2 announcedDrexel University, Sept 4-5 | “Interstellar Hackathon”Icarus Interstellar to convene Deep Space Scientists, Advocates on Philadelphia, PA this fall. Registration for Starship Congress:Early Bird Discount Code (30%): Use BuildAStarship2100: Powered by Eventbrite Edit: Registration Link to Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel: Philadelphia, PA—Icarus Interstellar today announced that registration is open for Starship Congress 2015,...

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Project Dragonfly – Sail to the Stars

posted by Andreas Hein on May 8, 2015

Humanity has existed for over 200,000 years. It is only about 200 years since we entered the age of industrialization, and in the last 50 years, we have discovered ways of going to the stars [1]. However, the approaches conceived required spaceships the size of a tanker and massive space infrastructures. Project Dragonfly is the...

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Support Icarus by Shopping at Amazon? Sure why not!

posted by Andreas Tziolas on April 18, 2015

  Just click on the image, shop at Amazon as you normally would and 0.5% will go to Icarus Interstellar in support of Interstellar Flight. All funds are spent in support of the program, our students and our mission to promote deep space exploration, education and interstellar achievements for all humankind. Thank...

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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,...

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FTL Research, Philosophy, and Starship Congress 2015

posted by Buck Field on April 9, 2015

Stephen Hawking, speaking at Google’s Zeitgeist Conference in the UK said: “Philosophers have not kept up with modern developments in science. Particularly physics.” There’s a lot of criticism like that from the top of the physics community, claims that philosophy doesn’t collect experimental data, that it’s useless to the working physicist, and so on.” While...

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