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06.07.15
Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys its sails
06.07.15

Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys its sails

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet -- the ground crew has not...

By J. Fingas,   06.07.15
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06.06.15
The LightSail solar spacecraft is in dire straits once again (update: it's back!)
06.06.15

The LightSail solar spacecraft is in dire straits once again (update: it's back!)

Unfortunately, the LightSail spacecraft's recovery wasn't quite as miraculous as its creators firs...

By J. Fingas,   06.06.15
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05.30.15
LightSail solar spacecraft gets back in touch with its ground crew
05.30.15

LightSail solar spacecraft gets back in touch with its ground crew

If you were on pins and needles wondering whether or not the LightSail solar ship would resume con...

By J. Fingas,   05.30.15
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05.07.15
Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is getting its first test flight
05.07.15

Carl Sagan's solar-powered spacecraft is getting its first test flight

Legendary astronomer Carl Sagan once envisioned a solar sailer, a spaceship that uses sunlight rad...

By J. Fingas,   05.07.15
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01.15.14
NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid
01.15.14

NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

Forget those dime-a-dozen "name a star" gifts -- wouldn't you rather put your name on a spacecraft...

By J. Fingas,   01.15.14
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