This final post is a summary on how the workshop worked out and what the actual intentions and thinking behind it were. Over the last half a dozen years there has been many excellent conferences in the interstellar community. But upon examining these it was found there were several elements that were not necessarily conducive […]
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The co-chairman for the workshop, Professor Roman Kezerashvili, had set a challenge, for the participants to come up with some short wording as a statement about some of our discussions. Work started on this during the Wednesday evening after dinner with a short informal meeting over until the late hours between Robert Kennedy III, Robert Freeland, Kelvin […]
During the Workshop several posters were also displayed by various participants. These included: Mach Effects for In-Space Propulsion: An Interstellar Mission, Heidi Fearn et al., Space Studies Institute & California State University Fullerton. Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion, Ray Sedwick et al., University of Maryland. A Bussard Ramjet with Twist and Flare, Peter N […]
This was the third and final day of the workshop, which took place at City University New York. This day was on the theme of ‘Breakthrough Propulsion’ and was chaired by Dr Harold ‘Sonny’ White of NASA Johnson Space Centre. After an introduction about the uncertainties in physics and cosmology that we are still to […]
This was the second day of the workshop and was chaired by Professor Roman Kezerashvili, on the theme of ‘Sails and Beams’. Roman is himself the Chairman of the Physics Department at the City University New York, and also the co-chairman on the organizing committee, along with Kelvin F. Long. The theme was picked as […]
This was the first of the technical workshop days to take place in the main auditorium lecture theatre at the City University New York Brooklyn Campus on Jay Street. The day was chaired by Kelvin F. Long, Executive Director and co-founder Initiative for Interstellar Studies and Chairman Institute for Interstellar Studies USA. The main topics […]
The workshop started off with an amazing social-cultural night at the Harvard Club of New York City, with around 50 people in attendance, to see the exhibits of eight different artists, C Bangs, Carmela Tal Baron, Kari Weatherbee, David A Hardy, Adrian Mann, Alex Storer, Rick Sternbach, Alexandra Limpert. In addition, Carmela did a gorgeous […]
The US Institute for Interstellar Studies was first incorporated in 2014 as a non-profit corporation in the State of Tennessee. It follows the set-up of the original company constituted in the UK and reflects the global ambitions of our strategic aims. It was set up to facilitate interactions of the global institute with US companies, industry […]
In the ages of old, people thought that if you kept going out into the Atlantic Ocean, you would eventually fall off the edge of the Earth. Indeed, there were also tales of monsters that lurked there, waiting to snatch the sailor and his ship and drag them down into the abyss below. Well, there […]
John Davies, senior researcher and school educational lead at i4is, created the interstellar challenge day for schools in collaboration with STEM Learning Ltd and the British Interplanetary Society. Eight London schools entered teams.
Kelvin Long and Rob Swinney, supported ably by John Davies and Gill Norman, delivered the ever-popular Starship Engineer course at the HQ of the British Interplanetary Society on 12/13th November.
Four international teams, almost exclusively consisting of students, are going to present their design for an interstellar probe. And this time, things get small.