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The original Daedalus Starship probe. | Adrian Mann/Icarus Interstellar
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Icarus Interstellar: Visions of Our Starship Future

At a recent interstellar conference, some of the biggest names in starship design came together to formulate how we might reach out to another star.

April 10, 2015
5:20 PM EDT
Artist's impression of the giant Daedalus starship concept compared with the scale of the Empire State Building. | Adrian Mann/Icarus Interstellar
Artist concept of the Icarus interstellar probe. | Adrian Mann/Icarus Interstellar
The ghost team Icarus ICF ship design. | Adrian Mann/Icarus Interstellar
The Icarus Firefly Starship, by Robert Freeland. | Michel Lamontagne/Icarus Interstellar
The Drexel team Zeus Starship. | Adrian Mann/Icarus Interstellar
Icarus Interstellar | Adrian Mann/Icarus Interstellar
Artist concept of the Skylon spaceplane that is currently being developed in the UK to deliver small satellites into Earth orbit. | Adrian Mann/Icarus Interstellar