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Solar sail craft ready for space mission

Aluminum-coated sail to carry NEA Scout on exploratory quest Metal Tech News – July 21, 2021

While it is not quite a space yacht sailing to Alpha Centauri at 134 million miles per hour, NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout will be the first spacecraft to sail on solar winds to a destination beyond Earth's orbit.

"NEA Scout will be America's first interplanetary mission using solar sail propulsion," said Les Johnson, principal technology investigator for the mission at NASA's Marshall Space Fl...

 

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