The Solar Sail

We Americans forget we are not the only folks in the
world sometimes. That’s why this story about an international effort to
send a space sail off in a few months really hit me. I hadn’t heard
about this in US press.

http://www.planetary.org/programs/projects/solar_sailing/

In just a few months, beneath the surface of
the Barents Sea, a Russian nuclear submarine will launch a single Volna
missile, left over from the old Soviet arsenal. Instead of a voyage of
mass destruction, this rocket will be sent on a mission of hope for the
future of humankind. It will launch on its way Cosmos 1 the
first solar sail. It will be the culmination of a historic privately
funded international space venture utilizing groundbreaking new
technology.

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