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Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years

Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years Back on Earth, we’d then aim a yet-to-exist super-laser at these sails and blast them out in the direction of Alpha Centauri, our closest stellar neighbor.2c the team estimate their sail probes could reach Alpha Centauri in just over 20 years.

Prototype for First Interstellar Spacecraft Launched

Prototype for First Interstellar Spacecraft Launched Last week, the group successfully launched its first batch of six experimental craft.Dubbed “sprites,” each one is a bit bigger than one square inch and only a few grams.