|Today, we are pleased to welcome a new correspondent to Parabolic Arc: my good friend and ISU classmate Eric Dahlstrom. Eric is President of International Space Consultants, a firm that offers a variety of services to space companies. He has also served as chairman of ISU’s Space Physical Sciences Department and curriculum director at the Singularity University. Eric is in Orlando this weekend at DARPA’s 100 Year Starship Conference, a gathering of experts looking at how to launch humanity to the stars. Eric will be filing reports throughout the weekend.
100 Year Starship Conference
First Day Notes
Dave Neyland, DARPA
- talked about long range visions – daVinci inspiring human flight attempts, Jules Verne inspiring space travel with his 1865 story about a voyage to the Moon.
- Why DoD interest? Pointed out some space exploration technologies of interest to the military (food, energy, biotech, etc.) and cases where the military has made use of space technologies.