06:36 GMT19 June 2021
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    Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner are making a major announcement revealing a major interstellar travel project "Starshot".

    Milner said, "Can we literally reach the stars? Can we do it in our lifetimes."

    "How do you solve fuel problem in interstellar travel? Lose the fuel," the Russian billionaire said.

    Hawking’s and Milner’s Starshot aims to send robot to Alpha Centauri in next 20 years.

    "We can launch a mission to Alpha Centauri in a generation," Hawking said.

    Postage size robot will be sent 25 trillion miles away by the beam of light.


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