Solar Sail Ready for Liftoff
Air Date: 11/15/2004
Run Time: 0:28:50
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- Louis D. Friedman, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
- Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut
- Ann Druyan, writer and producer
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After four years of planning, building and testing, Cosmos 1, the first solar sail spacecraft, is ready for Earth orbit. We cover the Nov. 9 press conference with Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman and Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin adds his thoughts in a special interview. Emily has a real Q&A cliffhanger, and Bruce joins the solar sail party with a new What's Up trivia contest.
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