The Tau Zero Blog
“It’s the Power Supply That Matters”
A long standing pet peeve of mine is the breathless popular science articles on the latest over-hyped electric rocket. VASIMIR is a common example. “This will allow us to get to Mars in a month!” . . .
A Reaction Drive
This article originally appeared in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS). JBIS Vol 72 No.5 May 2019 p. 146 - 152 JEFFREY K. GREASON, Electric Sky, Inc., 602 North Baird St., Suite 200, Midland, TX, 79701, USA email [email protected] A new...
NASA Awards Grant to Tau Zero
NASA has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Tau Zero Foundation for a 3-year study titled “Interstellar Propulsion Review.” Unlike prior studies, which were . . .
Call For Abstracts for TVIW 2017
As Co-Hosting organization of the event, the Tau Zero Foundation is issuing our own call for abstracts on specific areas of interest. This special call is in addition to . . .
Seven New Worlds Confirmed!
The Tau Zero Foundation congratulates NASA on today’s announcement of the discovery of additional exoplanets . . .
Dr. Andy Aldrin Joins the Tau Zero Foundation as Chief Strategist
Tau Zero Foundation has selected Dr. Andrew Aldrin as chief business strategist on our board of directors. In this role he will provide pragmatic objectivity, and insight while advocating for the nonprofit’s mission.
The universe is a very big place. For an idea of just how big, check out this excellent website, which shows the scale of objects in the universe ranging from quantum foam to the entire universe itself. The possibilities out there are greater than we know and perhaps...
Engineered Starship Designs
Starship ideas have been studied in sufficient detail to predict their performance and the level of effort needed to build and launch them. Such engineering exercises improve our understanding of the challenges and our limits.
Starship Designs Inspired by Fiction
Star flight has been a popular topic in science fiction for a long time. Some concepts described in science fiction really exist, while others are possible in theory only at this point, and still others are entirely fictional.