Can We Get to Alpha Centauri?

You like space exploration, and we like space exploration. So why aren’t we investigating our closest to galactic neighbor, the triple star system Alpha Centauri? Is it time to give interstellar travel a shot? How would we do it? Hank explains our options, and lays out the challenges. Short version: You’re gonna have to be patient!

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Sources for this episode:

http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/time-to-plan-for-a-millennium-mission-to-alpha-centauri-130617.htm

ALPHA CENTAURI HAS A PLANET!

http://www.space.com/5094-alpha-centauri.html

How long to travel to Alpha Centauri?

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/49469723/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/alpha-centauri-mission-make-it-so-experts-say/#.UilebpJt5r8

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/could-we-one-day-send-humans-to-the-newly-discovered-planet-orbiting-alpha-centauri-b/263765/

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