Organizer: The Foundation for Enterprise Development
Date: 09.30.11, 12:30PM – 10.02.11, 01:00PM ET
The Defense Advanced Project Agency (DARPA) with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Ames Research Center has expressed another grand challenge - long distance manned space travel, called the 100 Year Starship™.
Their challenge includes committing ourselves to spending the next century tackling the key technological, socio-political and economic problems to develop a viable and sustainable non-governmental organization for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel viable.
The stated vision is much larger than technology development or national security. DARPA has expressed a desire to create a renewed enthusiasm and "wonder" across a broad range of research and development, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) but also in humanities, arts, management, financing and other related areas for the success of long distance, long duration spaceflight. Benefits are not only expected to extend into private and commercial sectors, but to be led by them.
DARPA has opened up the dialog to all interested parties via a public symposium to be held in Orlando, Florida, from September 30th through October 2nd, 2011.
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