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Old June 18 2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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The DARPA 100 Year Starship

I'm surprised I hadn't seen this posted here yet -

http://www.100yss.org/index.html

Actually saw an article about it in a news magazine and then found the original website. I may submit an abstract of the nuclear propulsion system I'm working on for my PhD.
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Old June 18 2011, 01:30 AM   #2
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

That's pretty cool. I wish I had the kind of background that would let me contribute more than saying, "that's pretty cool."
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Old June 18 2011, 01:31 AM   #3
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Agreed.
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Old June 18 2011, 05:57 AM   #4
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

This being done by DARPA is just weird. It feels like something they would do in the Stargate setting to attract characters like Eli.
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Old June 18 2011, 06:08 AM   #5
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

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This being done by DARPA is just weird. It feels like something they would do in the Stargate setting to attract characters like Eli.
That would only make this already cool sounding symposium even cooler.

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Old June 19 2011, 08:43 PM   #6
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

Assuming it's not classified, what kind of ship are they designing?
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Old June 20 2011, 05:37 PM   #7
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I love THIS NEWS...AWESOME
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Old June 20 2011, 08:09 PM   #8
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

Shatnertage wrote: View Post
That's pretty cool. I wish I had the kind of background that would let me contribute more than saying, "that's pretty cool."
Me too!
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Old June 20 2011, 08:54 PM   #9
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Assuming it's not classified, what kind of ship are they designing?
Just from a cursory glance at their site i think the first steps are not about building an actual ship but to research the basics of long time/long distance projects, i.e. how can people live within this ship for several generations and sustain the mission and how can this be funded.

Actual engineering is "only" the last step after they've figured out how to successfully complete the mission.

Pretty cool stuff.
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Old June 20 2011, 11:44 PM   #10
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

Yeah they've already had a deadline asking for "Requests for Information" in which they want people to submit ideas for how such a 100 yr organization might be built, funded, sustained, etc.

Also, I sent it on to my PhD advisor - he's given me the green light to submit our research abstract and present if it's selected, woot!
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Old June 21 2011, 12:01 AM   #11
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

Great!
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Old June 21 2011, 08:24 AM   #12
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Should we send the Trek ep about turning shit into boots?

Or how about that one where Kes needed soil samples for a hydroponics bay?
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Old June 21 2011, 09:35 AM   #13
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Yeah they've already had a deadline asking for "Requests for Information" in which they want people to submit ideas for how such a 100 yr organization might be built, funded, sustained, etc.

Also, I sent it on to my PhD advisor - he's given me the green light to submit our research abstract and present if it's selected, woot!
Are you allowed to tell the general public (schmucks like the rest of us on this board) a little bit about your proposal? I'm curious.
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Old June 25 2011, 06:01 AM   #14
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Re: The DARPA 100 Year Starship

OK already beaten to it...

http://www.tauzero.aero/




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Assuming it's not classified, what kind of ship are they designing?
Probably like Tau Zero's

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Old June 25 2011, 07:29 AM   #15
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DARPA isn't building anything. If you read the site you'll see that it's just a study in how to develop a path to develop the technologies needed to eventually build a ship.
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