Pentagon Competition Reaches For Stars [Headlines]

Pentagon Competition Reaches For Stars [Headlines]
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US federal government offers $500,000 prize to firms who devise a way to send people to a star.

Valentina Park
  • 23 june 2011

The research agency at the Pentagon that helped foster the internet now wants someone to dream up a way to send people to a star. The winner will get half a million dollars for the idea.

This month, 150 competitors answered the federal government’s initial call for private sector cosmic ideas. Officials say some big names are among those interested.

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