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The Solar Sail CD

Cosmos 1 carried a CD containing the names of over 75,000 members of The Planetary Society and the Japan Planetary Society, along with the works of early visionaries who inspired solar sailing.

See the Cosmos 1 CD contents here »


A Letter to the Future
Ann Druyan

The History of Solar Sailing
Louis Friedman

From a Scientific Heritage
Friedrikh Tsander

Clipper Ships of Space
Carl Wiley (writing as Russell Saunders)

Solar Sails in Science Fiction
Alan C. Elms

The Lady Who Sailed The Soul
Cordwainer Smith

The Wind from the Sun
Arthur C. Clarke

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