Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner and renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking announced the new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the universe, during a press conference, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at One World Observatory in New York. The $100 million project is aimed at establishing the feasibility of sending a swarm of tiny spacecraft, each weighing far less than an ounce, to the Alpha Centauri star system.
Stephen Hawking, science philanthropist, announce new space exploration initiative
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