Japan Launches Worlds First Solar Sail

Solar sails have been in science fiction for nearly 40 years. But in a poorly-reported event (at least in the US), Japan launched and tested a solar sail. Coverage at CNN.COM which somehow didn’t make the front page….

Aug 15, 2004

Solar sails have been in science fiction for nearly 40 years. But in a poorly-reported event (at least in the US),
Japan launched and tested a solar sail.


Coverage at CNN.COM which somehow didn’t make the front page.