Planetary Radio • May 23, 2005

Era of Solar Sailing Begins

On This Episode

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Louis D. Friedman

Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus for The Planetary Society

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Ann Druyan

Executive Producer of Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and author of the companion book

The launch of Cosmos 1 will also launch the era of solar sailing. With just a month left before liftoff, Project Manager Lou Friedman provides an update. Carl Sagan's widow and former collaborator Ann Druyan talks about commiting Cosmos Studios to this mission. Emily Lakdawalla explains solar sail basics on Q&A, and Bruce Betts isn't in Kansas anymore, but he does have a new space trivia contest on What's Up!