Private Space exploration is gaining a lot of attention in the media today. It is expected to be the next big thing after social media, technology, and probably bio fuels . Can we take this further? With DARPA sponsoring the formation of the 100 Year Starship Study (100YSS) in 2011, can we do interstellar propulsion in our life times?
The Xodus One Foundation thinks this is feasible. To that end the Foundation has started the KickStarter project Ground Zero of Interstellar Propulsion to fund and accelerate this research. This project ends Fri, May 9 2014 7:39 AM MDT.
The Xodus One Foundation is a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Benjamin T Solomon in October 2013 with the objective of raising funds and disbursing grants to researchers with access to multimillion dollar labs, for the purpose of discovering the physics of interstellar propulsion.
The Xodus One Foundation and its Founder, Benjamin T Solomon, have been active in this outreach at the DARPA sponsored 100 Year Starship Study; AIAA’s SciTech 2014 Conference held National Harbor, Maryland; SPIE’s Photonics West 2014 in San Francisco, California; and is a sponsor of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable’s (CSBR) Colorado Aerospace Day (2013 & 2014 ) held in third week of March.