January 25, 2011
~ Come Sail Away with Me ~

In the, "rather be lucky than good" file, we have NASA's inadvertently successful deployment of an experimental solar sail. Seems like the thing was hung up inside the last stage of its launcher and nearly written off when it more or less sprang itself loose and unfurled as planned. Weirdly, all they seem to be talking about is drag chutes for satellites, instead of a potential thrust source as is usually the case.

Posted by scott at January 25, 2011 06:48 AM

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