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Louis D. FriedmanJuly 21, 2010

From the Solar Sail Symposium in New York

This week, Bill Nye and I are attending the International Solar Sail Symposium at the New York College of Technology. It is excellent to hear about the resurgence of solar sail research and development going on world wide; but stealing the show was the IKAROS team from Japan -- reporting on the first successful controlled solar sail flight. I will say more about the IKAROS mission in the upcoming issue of The Planetary Report, but for now, hats off to them.

If you live in the NY area you can join us today (Wednesday) at 6 pm at the College to hear a report from the IKAROS team as well as from Bill and me on our own LightSail 1 mission.

Read more: IKAROS, Planetary Society Projects, solar sailing, LightSail, conference report, Bill Nye

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Louis D. Friedman

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