Pentagon Wants Manned Mission to Another Star by 2112
The Pentagon's experimental research and development department, known as DARPA, has put a 100-year time frame on its goal of sending a manned mission to another star.
What's the Latest Development?
The Pentagon's experimental research and development branch, known as DARPA, has committed $500,000 toward developing a framework to send a manned mission to another star by 2112. The money was given to a foundation run by Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space, who will emphasize inclusiveness as an essential value to interstellar space travel. "It makes a difference who's on board, aspect-wise, gender-wise, geography-wise, national origin," said Jemison. "Everyone needs to be involved and we need to pay attention to that." Jemison's foundation will help develop the technical, cultural, legal and financial frameworks for a manned mission to another star system.
What's the Big Idea?
Since the first private space vehicle docked with the International Space Station last week, our dreams of ambitious space travel have been born again. And while travelling to another star seems far beyond our current reach, spaceflight itself was perhaps impossible for the Wright brothers to imagine. We may be at a point of inflection, a moment where we complete space travel's version of the Wrights' 12-second flight. When the time comes to leave Earth, "I just hope we're not running from war...or that we've run out of resources," said Jemison.
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Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of life's great mysteries, the Bermuda Triangle might have finally found an explanation. This strange region, that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, has been the presumed cause of dozens and dozens of mind-boggling disappearances of ships and planes.
Nazi supporters held huge rallies and summer camps for kids throughout the United States in the 1930s.
- During the 1930s, thousands of Americans sympathized with the Nazis, holding huge rallies.
- The rallies were organized by the American German Bund, which wanted to spread Nazi ideology.
- Nazi supporters also organized summer camps for kids to teach them their values.
A Bund parade in New York, October 30, 1939.
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Tea and coffee have known health benefits, but now we know they can work together.
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- A new study finds drinking large amounts of coffee and tea lowers the risk of death in some adults by nearly two thirds.
- This is the first study to suggest the known benefits of these drinks are additive.
- The findings are great, but only directly apply to certain people.