|100 Year Starship|
Artist’s depiction of a hypothetical Wormhole Induction Propelled Spacecraft, based loosely on the 1994
|Mission name||100 Year Starship|
The 100 Year Starship (100YSS) is the name of the overall effort that will over the next century, work toward achieving interstellar travel. The 100 Year Starship study is the name of a one year project to assess the attributes of and lay the groundwork for an organization that can carry forward the 100 Year Starship vision.NASA‘s and DARPA‘s Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison was chosen as leader of the foundation.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the primary funding agency together with the support of NASA Ames Research Center. So far, NASA has contributed $100,000 while DARPA at $1 million.