On June 25, the Planetary Society's LightSail 2 hitched a ride into orbit on board SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. The solar sail is propelled only by sunlight, and its technology holds promise for early detection of major events in space, as well as travel across vast distances. To find out more, WIRED's Daniel Oberhaus spoke with Planetary Society CEO, Bill Nye.
Read more about the LightSail 2 Launch on WIRED.com: https://www.wired.com/story/spacex-is-launching-a-solar-sail-the-size-of-a-boxing-ring/
And to find out more about the mission and the Planetary Society, visit http://www.planetary.org
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