Through thorns to the stars will leave a “100 year spaceship”
“Transition to transformation”
Humanity seems to have stayed in their home Solar system. Of his burning desire to go to other stars, scientists said at a scientific conference, held in October in Houston (Texas, USA ). Experts discussed the most grandiose project of the century – “Centennial spaceship” (“100-Year Starship”, or 100YSS ).
– Despite all the technological advances of humans, in the field of space exploration we’re on the level of cave people, – assured the leader of 100YSS Mae Jamison. All we did was hang a station in earth orbit, where just sometimes come to live people. The main task of space exploration in the long term should be the creation of colonies, which can live people.
The project was launched by the defense advanced Agency research projects U.S. Department of defense (DARPA) to explore all possibilities of distant travel. Help them specialists from the Research center named Ames, one of the main research laboratories of NASA. Scientists believe that their dream will come true within the next 100 years.
– I really like the name “Centennial spaceship”,but in fact the project must be named somewhat differently – “100 years of flight preparation”, – good-naturedly quipped in the beginning of the meeting one of the participants of the Symposium, NASA scientist Marc Millis (Millis Mark).
But not only for the romance people embarking on a difficult hike.
– Need to fly or we will die out like dinosaurs, were convinced the scientist and scientific consultant of the film “Star Trek”(Star trek) Harry Clore (Harry Kloor). – The inevitable will happen: either the natural or unnatural way for an event to occur that will destroy humanity.
However, the conference theme still sounded romantic: “Transition to transformation. The journey begins”.
The idea of interstellar flight caught fire former U.S. President bill Clinton. He agreed to be the honorary Chairman of the Symposium.
– Despite the fact that already now the mankind successfully creates and sends a spacecraft travelling through the Solar system, missions to other stars is still beyond our capabilities, lamented Clinton on the podium. – It will have to overcome enormous distances so this flight is accompanied by serious technological problems. But we can do thanks to the latest technological developments in this field.
Agency DARPA and NASA have identified with more than one million dollars. Rumor has it that even billionaire Larry page, cofounder of Google – splurged on two billion dollars.
The scheme of the ship
Two-stage rocket system. The first step will work for two years, the second is 1.8 years. During this time the device should reach about 12% of the speed of light (36 thousand km/s), followed by a flight by inertia for several decades.
Pulse fusion engines. Working principle: the pellet with fuel with a high frequency are thrown into the center of the combustion chamber, where they will be affected by many powerful electron beams. After heating to the desired temperature in the fuel pellets will occur thermonuclear reaction. The walls of the engine is separated from the combustion chamber by means of magnetic fields, which would transfer to the design of the vehicle traction force from the expanding plasma.
Weight – 60 tons. With 50 thousand tons of them are thermonuclear fuel: pellets of a mixture of deuterium and helium-3.
Length – 420 meters.
A diameter of 190 meters.
There are two proposals. The first is to fly to one of the nearest stars Barnard in the constellation Ophiuchus. The distance is 6 light years. It’s more than 50 trillion kilometers. The trip will take 50 years.
Second: go to one of the planets similar to Earth. Such a telescope “Kepler” has found more than 150. But while they are all at the distance of 100 years of flight. Looking for a closer.
But in both cases you will have to make a stop at the orbit of Jupiter. There will finally gather complex and will take away from the atmosphere of Jupiter is helium-3. And then the ship blasts off for another star system.
On Earth you can create biorobots, twins astronauts. And they go in flight, during which “clones” will work so to say “in touch” with people remaining on the Earth and follow their team. Over time and improving the technology of “avatar” will be right while flying to turn in a complete copy of the transfer of consciousness of the individual.
Or may be volunteers from the team have already flown and not flown astronauts. Those and other in the world – about a thousand people.
The prototype interstellar spacecraft .
About what was said at the conference
. Prophecy Herbert Wales
Is today, the idea that people will travel to other star systems, sounds fantastic – assured Mae Jamison. – Skeptics don’t believe in the success of the project. But recall that in his time the story of Herbert Wales “First men in the moon” was perceived as fiction, not prophecy. Today technological progress occurs so fast that any dreams of science fiction can become a reality much faster.
. About compression of time and space
NASA to make interstellar flights as quickly as possible, offered. compress space and time. According to them, this will create a real analog of the spacecraft from the blockbuster movie “Star Track” in which the team was traveling across intergalactic space going to other dimensions.
– We found a loophole in physical equations – shared opening specialist engineering support NASA’s Dr John white. We found that the time can go faster or slower when a large impact force similar to a nuclear explosion. Potentially, a vehicle needs its engine to make twisted bubble that will accumulate energy and to slow down time in front of the ship and behind him. All this will allow to quickly overcome long distances. Thus, such a vehicle can pass a certain distance for a few days, while the Earth will pass several weeks.
Also, experts have proposed a solution to the problem of obtaining energy. Previously it was thought that for the flight, for example, to alpha Centauri, the nearest star to the Earth, you will need a fuel tank the size of Jupiter. However, the team of Dr. white suggested that if possible to break the rigidity of space-time, it is possible to overcome this distance will need only 500 kg of fuel, and the speed will be 10 times the speed of light.
Our answer to Americans: “Cosmic volunteers”
At the International Congress “Global future 2045” held this year in Moscow. test-cosmonaut, Professor of the Russian Academy of national economy and state service under the RF President Sergey Krichevskiy presented his project called “Space volunteers”.
Is the project wide voluntary Association of people who dream of personal flight into space, living in it, on the resettlement of mankind in space, said Krichevsky. – This Association will mobilize part of the resources of so-called Humanity-1 required for the practical solution of the problem of dispersal in space and create in the coming decades, Autonomous permanent colony outside Earth and practical solution of the problem of settlement in the space of Mankind-2.
The creation of Mankind-2 would lead to a situation alternative civilization that would promote the overcoming of the evils of earthly civilizations (e.g., environmental degradation), the survival and development of our common Humanity”.