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LightSail is Ready For Launch! Live Webcast

Pasadena, California

Lightsail

Watch the live webcast beginning at 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT / 0200h UTC!

After years of careful development supported by members like you, we’re ready to celebrate. We hope you can be with us as we make a major announcement about our solar sail spacecraft, LightSail-1. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will welcome special guests, including LightSail Program Manager Doug Stetson.

Solar sailing. It has been called the only practical way to reach the stars, but driving spacecraft across the solar system with the pressure of sunlight also offers big advantages over traditional rocket engines. Closer to home, solar sails may give us access to unique orbits for vital Earth science and space weather missions.  

LightSail will spread its silver wings once it reaches orbit, becoming visible to nearly everyone on Earth as it demonstrates this promising new technology for space travel. You’ll hear about the mission, get an inside look at this tiny, highly-innovative cubesat, and meet the engineer/explorers who built it. The evening will climax with an exciting announcement about how LightSail will begin its journey.

You made it happen, now we want you to be there as we set sail for the final frontier.

Note: This event is not sponsored by The Planetary Society. The Society has no control over, or responsibility for, the content or operation of events sponsored by other organizations. All inquires should be directed to Mat Kaplan.

Details

LightSail is Ready For Launch! Live Webcast
July 9, 2014, 7pm - 9:30pm PDT
KPCC Crawford Family Forum
Pasadena, California

 

Please direct all inquiries about this event to Mat Kaplan at mat.kaplan@planetary.org.

After years of careful development supported by members like you, we’re ready to celebrate. We hope you can be with us as we make a major announcement about our solar sail spacecraft, LightSail-1. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan will welcome special guests, including LightSail Program Manager Doug Stetson.
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