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Sagan’s idea for a “solar sailer” about to get a test flight

Posted by tjkuhn on May 8, 2015

Way cool….

Legendary astronomer Carl Sagan once envisioned a solar sailer, a spaceship that uses sunlight radiation to push itself through the solar system much like a boat relies on the wind. Decades later, his project is about to become a practical reality. The Planetary Society (which was co-founded by Sagan) has scheduled the first test flight for just such a solar vehicle, the LightSail, on May 20th.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/07/lightsail-test-flight-may-20/

~TJK

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