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100 Year Starship: Our Commitment to Deep Time
David Brin   Aug 3, 2011  

The New Hundred Year Starship program, sponsored by DARPA and NASA Ames, has very little money, but big idea appeal. Many people are tired of the near-term thinking that has prevailed lately. The notion of deep time, our innovation and commitment to our grandchildren must again be on the agenda.

Excellent. This gives the lie to the recent editorial in the Economist magazine that humanity will likely give up space travel for good. Simply because we are taking a break from human space travel doesn't mean that all is coming to an end. I suspect the focus is going to be on robot probes for some time until a more practical way of transporting humans than we have now is developed.
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