I am Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society, joined by our embedded reporter Jason Davis. We're test-launching a solar sailing spacecraft next week. Ask Us Anything!
I am Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society, joined by our embedded reporter Jason Davis. We're test-launching a solar sailing spacecraft next week, and are happy to answer your questions about that (or really anything at all).
Victoria's assisting us with getting started - Ask Us Anything!
A little bit about LightSail: it's a citizen-funded solar sailing spacecraft brought to you by The Planetary Society. We're hitching a ride aboard an Atlas V rocket to test LightSail on May 20th, followed by a full-fledged solar sailing demonstration in 2016.
- Learn more and watch the test launch live at: http://sail.planetary.org/
- Support the 2016 mission: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theplanetarysociety/lightsail-a-revolutionary-solar-sailing-spacecraft
- Send your selfie aboard LightSail in 2016 #SelfieToSpace: http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/messages/lightsail/
I’m signing off now. Thanks everyone for your great questions. Space exploration brings out the best in us. Together we can know the cosmos and our place in space. We can know more about our own Earth. We can change the world.