Artists can submit visions of future interstellar travel to the FarMaker Interstellar Speed Sketch 2013 contest.
Interstellar travel is the ability to travel between stars in the exploration of space. In science fiction, interstellar travel is often depicted as faster-than-light, such as warp drive on "Star Trek" or light speed in "Star Wars," but research is underway to build robotic probes for Alpha Centauri (as in the Breakthrough Starshot project), and to develop hibernation systems, generation ships and other long-duration space technology needed to one day send astronauts to other stars. Learn more about interstellar travel and technology.
The Sunjammer will help test out technology that could be useful for space weather forecasting and interstellar travel.
Tapping the vast riches of the solar system could help humanity blaze a trail to other stars for the first time
If the petition gathers 25,000 signatures, the Obama administration must issue an official response.
The recent discovery of an Earth-size world in the next star system over could help get the ball rolling.
Experts clashed over whether organized religions would help or hinder an interstellar spaceflight effort.
New calculations suggest we might actually be able to build a warp drive for faster than light travel.
Celebrities, artists, scientists and astronauts are meeting in Houston for the 100-Year Starship Symposium.