[SpaceProgram] Very good news from discussion with the DARPA 100YSS program manager tonight

Huei Ming Tan tanhueiming at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 07:06:12 CET 2012

Hi all,

Ricky, I'm not sure if it's ok to overwrite the previous doc with the final
copy so I've created another copy here

In the meantime,

BBC - Former astronaut to lead starship effort

Warmest regards,
Huei Ming

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 6:45 AM, Luke Weston <reindeerflotilla at gmail.com>wrote:

> It's worth noting that DARPA contributes to heaps of cutting-edge
> fundamental research that has no direct, obvious military value. Heaps
> of civilian scientists at universities across the world are happily
> involved in valuable civilian basic science and technology research
> that attracts funding from DARPA and occasionally other DOD agencies
> such as the Army Research Office, and they're certainly not just
> building weapons or building better bombs or anything like that.
> Well known examples would include the DARPA Grand Challenge for
> autonomous vehicle research, and a lot of quantum computing and
> quantum communications research, for example a lot of the research
> done by the universities affiliated with the ARC Centre for Quantum
> Computer Technology in Australia (http://www.cqc2t.org/), as well as
> this for example:
> http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2010/11/new-initiative-to-develop-a-system-that-controls-prosthetic-limbs-naturally/
> Cheers,
>  Luke
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