Saturday, June 28, 2008

Solar sail to launch next month. Welcome slashdot readers.

NASA to Launch Solar Sail
Posted by timothy on Saturday June 28, @01:31PM
from the cue-bad-brains dept.
NASA Space Technology
arbitraryaardvark writes "Physorg reports that NASA will launch a solar sail around the end of July. It'll be the first of its kind; a previous attempt blew up. It's a small proof-of-concept gizmo, not a full-on spaceyacht. Solar sails operate on photon pressure from sunlight. They are well known to science fiction readers, otherwise not so much." C-net has coverage, too.
[+] nasa, space, technology (tagging beta)

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