Stephen Hawking & Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Launch Space Voyage for Extraterrestrial Life

Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking unveils Breakthrough Starshot, a $100 million philanthropic research and engineering program concentrated on space exploration. The project will be led by Pete Worden, the former director of NASA’s AMES Research Center. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will also aid sending a “nano craft” to explore Alpha Centauri, our nearest star system.

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