100 Year Starship 2014 Public Symposium Conference Proceedings

The 100 Year Starship (100YSS) 2014 Public Symposium held in September 2014 in Houston, Texas, brought together over 200 scientists, engineers, officials, thought leaders, musicians, artists and enthusiasts from across the United States, as well as from England, South Africa, Turkey, Finland, Dubai, Russia, Argentina, New Zealand, Belgium, Italy, Ireland and China. This year’s theme, “Pathway to the Stars, Footprints on Earth,” focused attendees on international aspirations, transdisciplinary thinking and how audacious goals for the future are the building blocks for transformation to a better society today.