Bill Nye's Lightsail solar sailing spacecraft wins on Kickstarter

May 13, 2015 8:08 PM

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Bill Nye's Lightsail solar sailing spacecraft wins on Kickstarter

A campaign to launch a small spacecraft propelled through space by ultra-thin solar sails has crowdfunded enough in just one day to build the spacecraft.

The private, non-profit Planetary Society and its CEO Bill Nye had raised $200,000 on Kickstarter by Wednesday afternoon, just a day after they launched their campaign to help fund their LightSail spacecraft.

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