Project Icarus

“Project Daedalus” now has a sequel, “Project Icarus”, which promises a smarter, better design…

http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/

…look for the Terms of Reference and see what’s planned to be discussed and thrashed out over the next 5 years.

Some very cool “Project Daedalus” artwork can be found on the “Icarus” website – plus some superb animations by Adrian Mann, whose own website is a treasure-trove of retro-space & ultra-modern designs…

This Is Rocket Science

Another inspiration piece is by Nathan Fowkes…

Project Daedalus Design Project 1994

…he presages “Icarus” by imagining the second “Daedalus” stage braking into orbit around Barnard’s Star to release its secondary probes and explore.

Joe Bergeron produced this gorgeous depiction back in 1999…

Bergeron Daedalus

…plus some kin of “Daedalus”…

Bussard Ramjet

Orion Nuclear Pulse Rocket

Author: Adam

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