I first stumbled on this article a day or so again on my Popsci and Fox news app (Plus a plethora of other articles when I GOOGLED the subject)and found it just fascinating to say the very least. Actually it gets that old feeling of wonder I remember as a kid and seeing all these science specials and sci fi shows on mainstream TV that kept pounding the fact that there were endless possibilities out there for innovation and discovery.
The director of NASA’s Ames Research Center Simon “Pete” Worden in Cali made a mention of a ” 100 year starship” He said NASA contributed $100,000 to the project and DARPA kicked in $1 million. The trip planned would most likely be a one way trip aimed to settle and colonize other worlds.
“The human space program is now really aimed at settling other worlds,” Worden said, according to a Singularity University blog that covered the event. “Twenty years ago you had to whisper that in dark bars and get fired.” (Worden added that he was fired by President George W. Bush.)
According to both articles nothing more was said on this subject but does raise some interesting possibilities and problems. FOX news raises the concern of long exposure to isolation and space will have profound negative effects on the human physical and psychological condition . This has been long proven from years of studies done by numerous space agency around the world . The most noteworthy are NASA and Soviet/ Russian programs.