Our President Kelvin Long and Elena Ancona have participated in the Breakthrough Discuss panel on Progress in Novel Space Propulsion. More information about Breakthrough Discuss 2018 under this link. The video recording of the panel can be found here.
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The latest issue of our free interstellar magazine Principium is now out! This time, we present Project Lyra, a feasibility study for a mission to the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua. The amazing cover painting was made by our concept artist Efflam Mercier, showing an astronaut bouncing off the surface of an interstellar asteroid flying past the […]
We are making rapid advances with Project Lyra, a mission to the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua! Please visit our new Project Lyra website and have a look at the project, publications, and news coverage! More recently, concept artist Maciej Rebisz has created this wonderful image of Project Lyra laser sail spacecraft flying past ‘Oumuamua! How would […]
Members of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies recently made a short film discussing the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua. The asteroid has delighted the astronomical community recently with its brief entrance into our Solar System with an eccentricity of 1.2 and an inbound velocity of 26.3 km/s. The asteroid is likely […]
On Monday 20th November Dr Pete Worden visited the Initiative for Interstellar Studies Headquarters. Dr Worden is a former Brig.Gen USAF Retired and also former Director of NASA’s Ames Research Centre. He is currently the Executive Director of the Breakthrough Initiatives. Dr Worden met with members of the i4is team to discuss Project Starshot, an effort […]
i4is is happy to announce a new project: Project Lyra. Lyra is the star constellation from which the interstellar asteroid A/2017 U1 came from. According to current information, the object is smaller than 400m in diameter and is currently travelling at 44km/s with respect to the sun, much faster than any human-made object to date. What […]
On Sunday the 8th October 2017 the Initiative for Interstellar Studies officially opened the ‘interstellar space’ of its new HQ. The event was attended by 77 people, which included 18 children. Also in attendance was the President of the British Interplanetary Society Mark Hempsell, The Executive Secretary of the British Interplanetary Society Gill Norman and […]