100 Year Starship 2012 Symposium Conference Proceedings

“The 100 Year Starship 2012 Public Symposium: Transition to Transformation . . . The Journey Begins” brought together leaders, experts, thought and trendsetters, advocates and enthusiasts from the space community, universities, businesses and finance, entrepreneurs international space agencies, governmental and non-governmental agencies, private industries, entertainment, medicine, education, art, athletics and the public at large to explore the challenges, benefits, enabling technologies and strategies, and formidable potential of the pursuit of interstellar flight—travel beyond our solar system to another star—has to improve our world today.