How to design spacecraft and starships… Last chance to book on to our interstellar summer school, which will be held at the Initiative for Interstellar Studies HQ, The Bone Mill, New Street, Charfield, GL12 8ES from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th August 2018. For more information see the full advert below and for admission to […]
News from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies
In this section you can read some of the latest news from i4is and the world of interstellar studies. If you know of appropriate news please get in touch and it might appear here.
Some people are working on how we might really travel to the stars in the near future. Rob Swinney, i4is, Fellow of the BIS, Project Leader of Project Icarus and former RAF squadron leader will discuss the likely methods and means in a way understandable to all. In the near future will it be giant […]
The latest issue of our free interstellar magazine, Principium, is now out! This time in our introduction feature, Tishtrya Mehta tells us how to park an interstellar rocket. Read that and much more including book reviews and news features in Principium 21!
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.
Have you ever wanted to know how to design spacecraft and starships? Would you like to get access to the latest information on technology developments relevant to advanced space propulsion, artificial intelligence and astronomy? Would you like to understand what the implications for going interstellar are for the outer space treaty? Now is your chance […]
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 […]
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 […]
On the 7th October 2017 the Initiative for Interstellar Studies held its Annual General Meeting, chaired by Andreas Hein. Attended physically by ten members of the i4is team and with some remotely logging in, it allowed the team to test out its brand new 4,000 Lumens projector and 3 m wide projector screen, which all […]
We are pleased to report that the i4is has now moved into its own home, the “interstellar space” at the Mill, Charfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. The company took up residence early October after several months of preparation to occupy the space. The interstellar space features models of spacecraft, starships and space stations, as well […]