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British Interplanetary Society (BIS)

British Interplanetary Society logo

British Interplanetary Society logo.


Project Daedalus, cover of Journal of the British Interplanetary Society

Cover of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society in which details of Project Daedalus were published.


The British Interplanetary Society (BIS) is a London-based organization with an international membership of several thousand, formed in 1933 to promote the exploration and utilization of space.

 

In the 1930s, the BIS came up with plans for a manned lunar spacecraft, three decades before Apollo. In the late 1970s, it prepared a detailed design for a robot star-probe, Project Daedalus, to explore the system of Barnard's Star. It publishes the monthly magazine Spaceflight and a technical periodical Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.