Solar Sail Stunner

Huntsville AL (SPX) Jan 25, 2011 In an unexpected reversal of fortune, NASA’s NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric 650 km above Earth, becoming the first-ever solar sail to circle our planet. “We’re solar sailing!” says NanoSail-D principal investigator Dean Alhorn of the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. “This is a momentous achievement.” NanoSail-D spent the previou


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *