Humanity’s Journey to another Star is one of the projects of an International group of Space enthusiasts

Space Travel

Ex-NASA astronaut Mae Jemison is now leading the project to send the people of this world to other neighboring stars by the year 2112 i.e. 100 years.

This project is supported by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and referred to as the 100 Year Starship (or 100YSS). A group of interstellar enthusiasts will be supported to develop the technical, cultural, legal and financial frameworks for the movement of humanity to other stellar systems. This project is looking like a sci-fi thing but many of the sci-fi’s have already become reality.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]It has been confirmed that the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, headed by astronaut Mae Jemison, would lead this multi-partner project, including Icarus Interstellar Inc. — a non-profit organization co-founded by Richard Obousy in the aim of developing technologies for interstellar travel. Other partners include the SETI Institute and the Foundation for Enterprise Development.

At this time, DARPA has awarded $500,000 to Jemison’s foundation to collect people from all parts of society to move on a journey for the success of this project.

The winning 100YSS proposal is, “An Inclusive, Audacious Journey Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond,”

“The very first term is ‘inclusive,'” Jemison told Discovery News. “‘Inclusive’ brings that sociocultural perspective; it brings a trans-disciplinary perspective. It says it makes a difference who’s on board, aspect-wise, gender-wise, geography-wise, national origin … everyone needs to be involved and we need to pay attention to that.”

“There were no women in the astronaut program, there were no African-Americans or Asians; there was just one type of person, and even though as a country we could rally and root for the space program, it left out the public who weren’t ‘rocket scientists.'” She added.

The project will host a public symposium in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 13-16, 2012, “inaugurating what will be an annual event open to scientific papers, engineering challenges, philosophical and socio-cultural considerations, economic incentives, application of space technologies to improve life on earth, imaginative exploration of the stumbling blocks and opportunities to the stars, and broad public involvement,” says the 100YSS press release.

“The public never left space exploration, they were just left out. It’s our job to make sure they are included.”

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