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2009-11-10 14:33:06

The Planetary Society on Monday announced plans to launch its second attempt at a spacecraft that will be powered by the sun.

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2008-08-01 05:30:00

The long-held fancy of sailing among the stars could soon become reality with one solar sail mission on the drawing board and another already on the launching pad, slated to blast off this summer.

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2008-06-27 08:15:00

NASA researchers, thinking "out of the box" (or maybe "out of the rocket") have long dreamed of the possibility of sailing among the planets with sails propelled by sunlight instead of by wind.

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2005-06-23 21:53:29

Officials in charge of the Russian rocket that failed during launch of the Cosmos 1 solar sail spacecraft believe that the booster's stages never separated, the project director said in a statement.

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2005-06-21 15:05:00

The world's first solar sail spacecraft takes flight on Tuesday, launched by space enthusiasts who cobbled the privately funded mission together on $4 million and an untested theory that light can power limitless space exploration. Cosmos 1 is set to blast off from a submerged Russian submarine in the Barents Sea.


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