February 2013: What If...Starship 2020
What if a mission designed to take humans beyond our solar system had to be launched in the year 2020? No, 100YSS is not planning a stealth mission. Starship 2020 is an exercise to help identify and understand more clearly the challenges, possible solutions and any absolute roadblocks to human interstellar travel today.
TASK: Over 6 months design a human interstellar mission using only technologies and capabilities that are realities today or can be realistically accomplished prior to 2020.