NASA began testing an advanced solar sail propulsion system called HERTS E-sail on March 11. The system could help halve the time it takes to travel through interstellar space.
Space April 14, 2016
The LightSail spacecraft has unfurled its solar sail for the first time, and returned its first images. Unfortunately, they are not what the Planetary Society was hoping for.
Space June 8, 2015
The Planetary Society launched LightSail into space, and now communication with that craft has been lost. How are ground controllers dealing with the problem?
Space May 29, 2015
The world's first solar sail spacecraft is in orbit around the Earth, testing out futuristic technologies. What is next for the Lightsail program?
Space May 23, 2015
The LightSail spacecraft, designed to ride on light, is being prepared for flight, Now, Bill Nye and The Planetary Society want your help to fund the program.
Space May 13, 2015