Former US President Bill Clinton Backs Interstellar Voyage Project
by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor
Date: 07 September 2012 Time: 12:40 PM ET
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While humanity has sent spacecraft throughout the solar system, traveling to another star is a whole different ballgame. The distances involved are significantly greater, and so are the attendant technological challenges.
"This important effort helps advance the knowledge and technologies required to explore space, all while generating the necessary tools that enhance our quality of life on earth," President Clinton said in a statement.
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