In 2007 Kelvin Long set up to systematically address various aspects of interstellar travel. This included the faster than light warp drives of science fiction, the grand scale world ships required for interstellar colonisation strategies and the initiation of a research study, Project Icarus. The intention along this journey has been to catalyse interstellar studies for the purpose of working towards the creation of a self-fulfilling and optimistic prophesy in space. The near-term goals of this work were to (i) regenerate the interstellar community by the injection of new energy, ideas, and initiatives and (ii) renew design capability for starship skills through educational programs. In this lecture Kelvin will set out the overall strategy, achievements to date and next steps. In particular, an interstellar design competition will be announced as well as the formation of the world’s first dedicated interstellar research organization — The Institute for Interstellar Studies. The creation of a new space company, Stellar Engines Ltd, will also be announced along with its primary goal to “connect people with knowledge”. This lecture will describe what needs to be done now so that human missions to the stars are feasible by the end of the current century. Kelvin F. Long is an aerospace engineer, physicist, author and Editor of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.
Kelvin Long started a company Stellar Engines, that consults on aerospace projects.
If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks
Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical analysis that catches the attention of the general public and is also useful for those in the industries. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com
, the top online science blog. He is also involved in angel investing and raising funds for breakthrough technology startup companies.
He gave the recent keynote presentation at Monte Jade event with a talk entitled the Future for You. He gave an annual update on molecular nanotechnology at Singularity University on nanotechnology, gave a TEDX talk on energy, and advises USC ASTE 527 (advanced space projects program). He has been interviewed for radio, professional organizations. podcasts and corporate events. He was recently interviewed by the radio program Steel on Steel on satellites and high altitude balloons that will track all movement in many parts of the USA.
He fundraises for various high impact technology companies and has worked in computer technology, insurance, healthcare and with corporate finance.
He has substantial familiarity with a broad range of breakthrough technologies like age reversal and antiaging, quantum computers, artificial intelligence, ocean tech, agtech, nuclear fission, advanced nuclear fission, space propulsion, satellites, imaging, molecular nanotechnology, biotechnology, medicine, blockchain, crypto and many other areas.