The 100 Year Starship™ study was created by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center to explore the next generation technologies needed for long distance manned space travel.

The goal of this study was to lay the foundation for designing a business model that would encourage private co-investment of the intellectual and financial capital required to achieve the necessary advancements in various fields of study over the next century.

It was also an opportunity to spark the imaginations of students, academia, industry, researchers and the general population to ignite enthusiasm for continued research and advancements in technology and the exploration of space.











Photos of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and Mission Control were taken by NASA.
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