"The foundation has teamed with Icarus Interstellar and the Foundation for Enterprise Development. Adam Crowl, director of Icarus Interstellar, said: 'Project Icarus will be producing designs and doing basic research with the common goal of building the technical foundation required for eventual successful interstellar flight.'"
London, Jan 9 - Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space in 1992, has been chosen to head the 100-year Starship project.

Jemison's project will explore what it would take for a multi-generational mission beyond the solar system.

Jemison, 55, played a key role in setting up the 100-year Starship symposium organised last year by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - and the Pentagon's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency in Florida, US.

That led to the award of a $500,000 contract by the agency to study what is needed for long-term projects such as interstellar space missions, reports the Daily Mail.

With the money in the bank, Jemison's group, the Houston-based Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence, now has to take on the challenge of building a programme that can last 100 years which hopefully will result in a Starship.

The foundation has teamed with Icarus Interstellar and the Foundation for Enterprise Development. Adam Crowl, director of Icarus Interstellar, said: 'Project Icarus will be producing designs and doing basic research with the common goal of building the technical foundation required for eventual successful interstellar flight.'

'Together we'll be working towards an organisation that will last 100 years and produce a viable interstellar technology, with benefits for all humankind,' he added.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 LONDON (80177 views)
 OMAN (42188 views)
 MONEY (33095 views)
 RESEARCH (16031 views)
 HOUSTON (8902 views)
 TECHNOLOGY (9121 views)
 FLORIDA (5199 views)
 AFRICA (5201 views)
 PENTAGON (3407 views)
 SOLAR SYSTEM (2012 views)
 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (1398 views)
 SPACE MISSION (1451 views)
 STELLA (1551 views)
 AERONAUTICS (741 views)
 ICARUS (321 views)
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:253500445165
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Europe


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.