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The Light Sail is Working… It’s Working!

Good news from The Planetary Society: LightSail 2's solar sail is functioning as intended. After launching on June 25th, then…

4 months ago

Drama In Low-Earth Orbit As LightSail2 Deploys Its Sails

LightSail 2 has successfully deployed its solar sails. Shortly after 12:00 pm PST The Planetary Society tweeted that the sails…

5 months ago

LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth

LightSail 2, the brainchild of The Planetary Society, has gifted us two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft…

5 months ago

LightSail 2 Mission is Going Strong and Sending Mission Info Home!

The Planetary Society recently launched its LightSail 2 technology demonstrator, which could prove to be an effective means of propulsion…

5 months ago

We Explored Pluto, Now Let’s Explore The Nearest Star!

With the recent milestone achieved by the New Horizons mission, many are contemplating what our next space exploration goal should…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 11, 2015: New Horizons Pluto-Palooza!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guests: New Horizons staff Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator; Alice Bowman, Mission Operations Manager; and…

4 years ago

Air Force X-37B Spaceplane Launches on May 20 with Military, NASA and LightSail Payloads: Watch Live

Fourth flight of the secretive U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is set for blastoff on May 20, 2015…

5 years ago

The Planetary Society’s Solar Sail Will Hitch a Ride to Space on a Falcon Heavy

In a live webcast, The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye announced that its long-awaited LightSail solar sail mission will launch…

5 years ago

NASA Halts Work on its New Nuclear Generator for Deep Space Exploration

Another blow was dealt to deep space exploration this past weekend. The announcement comes from Jim Green, NASA’s Planetary Science…

6 years ago