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2015-05-29 09:21:39

Oops! Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft has left the prototype satellite unable to communicate with mission control, preventing (at least for now) the scheduled deployment of its solar sails to ensure that they work as planned.

2015-05-20 16:23:35

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas

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2015-05-12 12:07:29

It's time to go space sailin'! The LightSail is on schedule for its first test flight later this month.

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2015-01-28 13:02:05

Our favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye's privately-funded spacecraft with a sail has its first mission scheduled for 2016.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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