View Single Post
Old June 28 2011, 05:11 AM   #21
MANT!
Rear Admiral
 
MANT!'s Avatar
 
Location: Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

I do like the *First one needs to have a destination* aspect of the project..
once the destination is found, the political and financial backing would be easier.

Also taking the long term approach is far better than any "Get There Now" as total costs (though high) would be spread out over a much longer period of time, making budgeting much easier.

the matter of interstellar flight can take several tacks.. a new propellant source or crude use of power..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Daedalus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project...ear_propulsion)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Longshot

as designs already exist for crude interstellar spacecraft, it only makes sense that a destination needs to be found first...
__________________
Ryan Ladson Geddings 03-06-1989 to 11-27-2013
Requiescat in pace
MANT! is offline   Reply With Quote