Flying on Sunshine | Science News


Science News is a nonprofit.

Help us keep you informed.


Flying on Sunshine

Once futuristic visions, solar sails now take off

11:01am, August 26, 2011

When it comes to futuristic space travel, few concepts are more romantic than sailing on sunlight. Soar above Earth, unfurl a jib and tack your way through the solar system all the way to interstellar space.

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now. Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from this issue of Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content