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Planetary RadioMay 17, 2010

Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman on solar sails IKAROS and LightSail-1

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Louis D. Friedman

Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus, The Planetary Society

Japanese solar sail testbed IKAROS may already be in space as you read this. Lou Friedman salutes this ambitious project and looks forward to the launch of the Planetary Society's LightSail-1 later this year or in 2011. Emily Lakdawalla reports on attempts to repair Voyager 2 as it flies beyond our solar system. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan celebrate What's Up in the Society's new headquarters with announce a a new space trivia contest.

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