Breakthrough Starshot – Can we really get to Alpha Centauri in just 20 years?

So the news is that a very ambitious interstellar space mission to get to Alpha Centauri in just 20 years has been proposed and is being jointly promoted by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Professor Stephen Hawking, and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. It sounded so far fetched that upon first hearing it I had to check the calendar and verify it … Read more Breakthrough Starshot – Can we really get to Alpha Centauri in just 20 years?