The single most important performance metric in enabling bold human space exploration of the outer solar system and on to the stars is the ability to GO INCREDIBLY FAST to any destination.
RESEARCH & GRANTS PROGRAM
R&D FOR INTERSTELLAR TRAVEL
LSI will conduct and fund applied R&D emerging from frontiers of physics and engineering as they apply to enabling fast interstellar transit.
Eagleworks: LSI will conduct R&D in laboratory facilities located near JSC exploring dynamic vacuum model.
I2 Grants: As part of the institute’s inauguration, LSI will be offering a series of research grants through the Interstellar Initiative Grants program.
LSI partners with universities to jointly pursue mutual areas of interest from the leading edge of power and propulsion related physics to enable human exploration of the stars.
I2 Fusion Consortium: work with universities, industry, local and federal government to establish fusion research consortium
I2 Fission Consortium: initiate effort with focus on developing micro-reactors (~1MWe power), and foster development of nuclear thermal propulsion systems.
I2 Breakthrough Consortium: pursue fundamental physics research on the dynamic vacuum and other foundational physics topics.
University / Corporate / Community
* LSI has collaborative R&D with TAMU to develop advanced 1-10 MWe reactor for Earth use adaptable for space use
A portfolio of student programs from grade school to postdocs with pinnacle objective of educating and inspiring next generation to join LSI in noble endeavor of enabling human exploration of the stars.
2021 SUMMER COURSE
LSI is partnering with I4IS to present an Interstellar Studies 2021 Summer Online Course (July 26-30, 2021) titled:
“Human Exploration of the Far Solar System and on to the Stars”, an overview of spacecraft system functionalities needed for interstellar flight with emphasis on power and propulsion. Click below to register through EventBrite.
Internship Requirements for Application form;
- Pursuing a BS in STEM field
- Minimum of 3.5 GPA
- 2 letter of Recommendation from current or past Professor
- 1 letter of Recommendation from non-academic relationship
- Essay; Why I am interested in learning more about Interstellar Human Travel?
LSI will engage academic/student community at all ages/levels to educate on technical challenges to be overcome to enable human
I2 Launch: general lecture to grade schools and colleges
I2 Orbit: focused colloquium to academia
I2 Escape: lighter public venues
I2 Booster: sponsor student-focused conferences with space exploration emphasis