Yes, They Are Serious… Interstellar Flight Within 100 Years!
They have been funded by DARPA! You know. The guys that funded the development of the Internet? Wow!
“Mae Jemison and Team Establish 100 Year Starship With Goal to Make Interstellar Space Travel Reality by 2112.
HOUSTON, TX, May 17, 2012 — The Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to receive seed funding to form 100 Year Starship (100YSS), an independent, non-governmental, long-term initiative which will ensure that the capabilities for human interstellar flight exist as soon as possible, and definitely within the next 100 years. The winning 100YSS proposal, ‘An Inclusive, Audacious Journey Transforms Life Here on Earth and Beyond,’ was created by Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence with team members Icarus Interstellar and the Foundation for Enterprise Development.”
More power to them!