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Solar Sailing

Nov 22, 2009 | 1 minute read

An interesting point in time: we are now talking as a species about the serious viability of traveling space by travelling on solar winds.

It’s the stuff of bad space operas—sailing through the stars on huge mylar sheets. And yet, with the successful flight of LightSail-1, it can become reality.

Just a fun image for you to carry in your head today.