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Why People May Be the Biggest Roadblock for Interstellar Travel | 100-Year Starship | Space.com

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The biggest challenge in mounting a space mission to another star may not be technology, but people, experts say.

Scientists, engineers, philosophers, psychologists and leaders in many other fields gathered in Houston last week for the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to discuss launching an interstellar voyage within 100 years.

“It seems like it would be so hard, and the biggest obstacle is ourselves. Once we get out of our way, once we commit to this, then it’s a done deal,” said former “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor LeVar Burton, who is serving on the advisory committee of the 100 Year Starship project.

via Why People May Be the Biggest Roadblock for Interstellar Travel | 100-Year Starship | Space.com.

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Written by edparnell

September 24, 2012 at 5:18 am

Posted in Science, Space

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