NASA breakthrough: How Bill Nye outlined tech to allow 'extraordinary' rocket-speed travel

NASA could use genius technology in order to seamlessly hurtle across space at “extraordinary speeds” in the future, Bill Nye revealed during a Q&A last month.

Solar sails are a method of spacecraft propulsion using radiation pressure exerted by sunlight on large mirrors, proposed by scientists since the Eighties. In 2010, a team from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre, along with the NASA Ames Research Centre, launched the NonoSail-D2 which became the first successful low-Earth orbit solar sail. The success of the mission inspired a whole new generation of scientists, including researchers at The Planetary Society, who developed the...
source: Express

2019-10-09 19:35
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