He's been smoking too much pot.
One of my favorite Sci-Fy authors: Allen Steele, wrote a series of books titled, “Coyote.” It’s about colonizing a new planet and he does a great job with the books.
No kidding! It has been 40 years since the moon landing and we have Muzzies trying to blow us up on a daily basis.
I’m all for it. We gotta get off this rock somehow, some day.
“The Stars are the Styx” by Theodore Sturgeon ping.
“aims to send humans on a one-way trip to newly discovered planets across the galaxy”
Waaay too much time on this government goober’s hands. Just one minor critique - is it wise, is it even prudent, to risk appearing elsewhere where our “colonists’ would possibly be viewed as would savages in a log canoe, waving stone hatchets, and advancing on the Newport News Naval base wearing war paint?
The closest star to Earth is Proxima Centauri, which is 4.23 light-years away.
This means that at half the speed of light, it is 8.1 years away.
Voyager I travels at 1/18,000th the speed of light. At this rate, a journey to Proxima Centauri would take it 72,000 years.
NASA: "The human space programme is now really aimed at settling other worlds."
Obama NASA Project To Send Americans To Settle In Muslim Countries
"Outreach is the way to peace," says White House. "We have much to learn."
I heard Glenn Beck talking about this. It seems that Obama
plans to send “disgruntled citizens” to FEMA camps sprinkled among the stars. In the White House, they refer to these poor folks as Twinklers.
Well hey, I’ll just pop on a shuttle flight to the moon and look at their scale mock up while I’m on vacation...
Oh, wait. They still haven’t managed to get next door much less anywhere in the neighborhood. And, despite what the leeches at the universities state when sucking the blood out of taxpayers, they have to make the venture profitable or it WILL FAIL.
what would really be funny if they ever did build such a thing.... half way into the trip a new ship would probably catch up with the original one that hadn’t even arrived yet :P
100 years?? How many years to send this administration into the sun?
From low earth orbit taxi service to galaxy exploration? Yeah...sure.
In 1970, this was supposed to happen by 2000.
With the damage this regime has done in just the last 2 years, we'd be lucky to make it back to the moon by 2100.
Crew me up, up and away.
NASA’s way of telling us we are never getting off this rock if NASA has anything to do with it. Next thing you know they will be trying to sell us a bridge in the Oort Cloud.
Where are you going to get to in the galaxy in a hundred years? If you had a spaceship that travels at todays known technological speeds you are going to need to hollow out an astroid, have a reproducing community of travelers with all the accompanying life forms that make life for humans possible, the ability to manufacture fuel from gases and dust collected on the way, and a good set of thrusters to speed you up and eventually speed you down to complete your journey. This group should make it somewhere in about 15 generations if they are lucky. Hopefully they will be able to stay in contact with Earth for much of the time to accelerate technological advances with their ship.