Gallery: NASA’s Nanosail-D Becomes the First Solar Sail Spacecraft to O...

 

NASA’s tiny solar sail spacecraft, the Nanosail-D, has become the first solar vehicle to orbit the Earth. NanoSail-D was placed into orbit 400 miles above the planet by its ‘mother satellite’ the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology SATellite (FASTSAT) last year. The vessel has proven that solar technology is suitable for space travel, and it is part of a plan to bring derelict satellites back to Earth.

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  1. labeiiaylabestia June 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    simplellanamente extraordinario,

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