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Monday, March 11 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
100 Year Starship: Interstellar Travel & Beyond

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Private space exploration projects have made headlines recently with companies like Space X, Planetary Resources and Virgin Galactic, but the first woman of color in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, has grander ambitions. In 2012, under Dr. Jemison’s leadership, the “100 Year Starship” initiative received widespread media attention as well as seed funding from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The goal of “100 Year Starship” is to ensure that the capabilities for human travel beyond our solar system exists within the next 100 years, while each step of the way enhancing life on earth through the application of interstellar research and technology advances. This session will explore topics ranging from the potential applications of space travel to healthcare, energy and self-sustaining technologies, featuring The Barbarian Group’s Benjamin Palmer, Dr. Jemison, Dr. Jill Tarter (co-founder of SETI Institute) and Star Trek’s LeVar Burton.
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LeVar Burton

FounderRRKidz IncLeVar Burton is an actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. Burton is best known for his roles as the young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots, Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as the host and... Read More →
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Dr Mae Jemison

Astronaut, Doctor, Founder of The Jemison Group100 Year StarshipDr. Mae C. Jemison is currently leading 100 Year Starship (100YSS), a project which seeks to enable human interstellar space travel to another star. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served... Read More →
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Jill Tarter

DrSETI InstituteJill Tarter holds the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to explore the prevalence of life in the universe. Prior, she was Director of the Center for SETI Research. Tarter received her degrees from Cornell University... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

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