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Interstellar Flight: Fanciful Ideas, Realistic Opt 7 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
It was a real pleasure to listen to Paul's talk in Aosta - a well-done, sensible introduction to the vast area of interstellar flight.

Thank You, Paul!

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Most sensible people stayed home when sailing ships first set out for the Antipodes back in the 17th and 18th Century, but there was no shortage of business people, writers, adventurers, criminals and dreamers who proved willing to get on those cramped ships to make the journey. In a similar way, calculates physicist Freeman Dyson, rogue elements of our own population will gradually spread out into the Solar System, the same mix of wanderers and dreamers, perhaps, and one that will set its sights not just on the outer planets but the stars that beckon beyond. - says Paul at the end of his story.

Well, a really colorful mix of teams has already started to go to the Moon, even if only with robots first. Take a look at the teams of the Google Lunar X Prize here :-)
 
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