Planetary Society's LightSail successfully deploys solar sail

June 7, 2015 11:28 PM

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The Planetary Society team and Bill Nye deployed the LightSail spacecraft’s solar sail Sunday afternoon marking a big milestone for the test mission.

According to Planetary Society’s update from mission control the sail deployed at 3:47 p.m. EDT off the coast of southern California.

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