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Old 06-18-2010, 01:27 AM
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Default Project Icarus star probe

Hello All,

As a follow-up to Project Daedalus (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Daedalus ), the 1970s-era interstellar probe engineering design study, a group of engineers and students have begun a 21st Century star probe design study called Project Icarus (see: http://icarusinterstellar.org/ ), which will incorporate up-to-date technologies.

Since Daedalus and Icarus are both powered by nuclear (fusion) pulse rocket engines, their designs could be depicted as "draggy" but stable Future/Fiction Scale model rockets. Also, the Centauri Dreams (see: www.centauri-dreams.org ) and Tau Zero Foundation (see: www.tauzero.aero ) web sites contain interesting material on real-world star probe and starship designs.
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