Revolutionary device will allow spacecrafts to ‘surf’ light beams from the sun

January 27, 2015 4:22 AM

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Revolutionary device will allow spacecrafts to ‘surf’ light beams from the sun

LightSails could us to re-think the way we travel through space.

Two small crafts meant to test the viability of spacecrafts propelled by the power of sunlight will make their way to outer space over the next two years. Even better, the two sails were produced by the Planetary Society, a group helmed by elementary school science advocate/TV host Bill Nye.

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