Introducing Project Proxima

Project Proxima is a hypothetical voyage to our nearest stellar neighbour - Proxima Centauri.  The spacecraft, Proxima, can travel at the speed of light and is set to launch in 21 days (on the 1st May 2015).
The Proxima Spacecraft @proximaspace ready for launch.

Proxima is a teaching tool, intended to help explain the vastness of interstellar space.

Followers can track the progress of Proxima's four year voyage on the website and through Proxima's Twitter page @proximaspace.  You can sign-up to become a registered follower to get your name on the website, and receive news via email.

Proxima will travel at the speed of light from Earth to Proxima Centauri taking it on a path that first visits the inner solar system and the sun. It will then continue through the solar system until it is far beyond the outer reaches of the Oort Cloud, the depths of interstellar space and then finally, in four years time, it will reach Proxima Centauri (in 2019).

Proxima is also a timecapsule. On the launch date, I will archive the current world news to help followers better understand the distance between our solar system and our nearest neighbour.

Proxima never stops! Once it reaches Proxima Centauri it will continue through the galaxy for as long as I can maintain this server.

Visit Project Proxima now!

Proxima will launch from Earth on the 1st May 2015, travelling at the speed of light it will visit the orbits of every planet in the solar system.  Track Proxima in real time to get information about its journey.  It will then embark on a four-year journey to Proxima Centauri.

The nearest stars to the sun.  After visiting every planet in the solar system on day one, Proxima will take several months to travel through the full extent of the Oort Cloud, before finally heading out to Proxima Centarui.