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The 100 Year Star Ship Proposal

posted Jun 27, 2012, 10:03 PM by Nicholas Kutac   [ updated Aug 31, 2013, 10:50 AM ]

News Announcement from 100yss.org

The 100 Year Starship™ Study is an effort seeded by DARPA to develop a viable and sustainable model for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel practicable and feasible. The genesis of this study is to foster a rebirth of a sense of wonder among students, academia, industry, researchers and the general population to consider "why not" and to encourage them to tackle whole new classes of research and development related to all the issues surrounding long duration, long distance spaceflight. DARPA contends that the useful, unanticipated consequences of such research will have benefit to the Department of Defense and to NASA, as well as the private and commercial sector. This endeavor will require an understanding of questions such as: how do organizations evolve and maintain focus and momentum for 100 years or more; what models have supported long term technology development; what resources and financial structures have initiated and sustained prior settlements of "new worlds?" DARPA is supported in this effort by NASA Ames Research Center, who will act as the execution agent on DARPA's behalf.

The Endurance Project's Involvement 

The Endurance Project is highly interested in the planning and conception of the 100 Year Starship organization. We have submitted a response to the DARPA Request for Information (RFI) and will be giving a talk on the important role vision, motivation, and internal culture play in the lasting survival of an organization at the first ever 100YSS Symposium being held September 30 to October 2 in Orlando, Florida.


Request for information (RFI) 

Endurance Project Response to RFI

Symposium Paper Submission

A Century and Beyond

Symposium Presentation Submission

A Century and Beyond Presentation
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Nicholas Kutac,
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