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At 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday the 1st May, we will launch Proxima, the first web-based, hypothetical, light-speed space voyage. Proxima will travel through the solar system at 300,000,000 m/s visiting the orbits of every planet in the solar system before altering course and making a bee-line for Proxima Centauri.
Even at the speed of light, the voyage will take over four years.
Project Proxima is a teaching tool and time capsule, designed to help explain the vastness of interstellar space. You can follow Proxima using the hashtag #ProjectProxima, or the Twitter profile @proximaspace.
Over the following four years follow Proxima as it crosses the Oort Cloud and clears the Heliopause, then join the celebration as we finally reach the Sun's nearest neighbour.
|"The stars, my destination" - Alfred Bester.|
Project Proxima - from Leeds to Proxima Centauri