Riding the Light Fantastic

Jun 6, 19:57 by Bluejack
Comments on solar sails welcome!

For Mark Armstrong's article, here's a link to the article.
Jun 7, 02:26 by Jeff Spock

Another great solar sail SF story:

"Priceless Posession" by Arthur Porges

Jun 21, 22:29 by Bluejack
So, the solar sail craft launched today, but probably didn't make it to orbit. Final confirmation remains pending, but early reports from Russia suggest booster malfunction, as reported in Australia.
Jun 21, 22:53 by Bluejack
Other, more recent reports, hint that the spacecraft may have reached orbit, albeit not the expected orbit, as reported in SFGate[a].
   

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