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Icarus Interstellar Membership Program is LIVE

posted by Andreas Tziolas on August 16, 2015

Icarus Interstellar “First 100″ Charter membership. Reward is for the First 100 enrolled members of Icarus Interstellar. All the First 100 will be known as Charter Members of Icarus Interstellar. Like ALL members of the Icarus Interstellar membership program—aka “Icarii”—Charter members will be assigned a personal enrollment number to be issued on first-come, first-serve basis...

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Starship Congress 2015 Talk Schedule Announced

posted by Andreas Tziolas on August 16, 2015

The technical program for Starship Congress 2015: Interstellar Hackathon have been announced and be found here: http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/sc2015-papers/ This list will be updated as we get closer to the time of the conference. There have been a number of changes which Hackathon topics will be announced later this week....

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SC15 Kickstarter is Live!

posted by Andreas Tziolas on August 10, 2015

Our Kickstarter supporting Starship Congress has launched!   Starship Congress 2015 is one month away and we are doing everything to make #SC15HACK as unforgettable as SC2013.  Starship Congress 2015: Interstellar Hackathon works on many different levels. SC 2015 is designed to bring aerospace companies close to students so they pursue careers in aerospace, hopefully...

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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: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/StarshipCongress2015 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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