Hundred Years Starship

NASA’s Ames Research Center directer Pete Worden presented plans for space exploration mission to Mars at a recent conference in San Francisco, CA. The mission titled “Hundred Years Starship” will be a one way trip as studies show return trip would be too costly. The strategy of one-way missions brings this goal within technological and financial feasibility.” Worden is in negotiations with Larry Page, Google co-founder, to help fund the multi-billion dollar project. The project is out there as Worden contemplates, “…rather than make an environment on Mars like Earth, why don’t we modify life … including the human genome … so it’s better suited to [Mars]?Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is also involved in turning the mission from science fiction to science fact.

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