Japan unfurls solar sail in space

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGav, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Very cool... :) we seem to be witnessing a revival in interest in all things spacey, the next decade looks like it's going to be very exciting, I just hope that NASA keep the world informed with the dev of the Shuttle replacement!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3555048.stm
     
  2. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    Not very useful altitudes for solar sails, but for deployments, impressive indeed. :)
     
  3. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Very impressive technology, let's hope it pans out to be as beneficial as it's predicted to be. Way to go, Japan!
     
  4. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    very cool, think of the possibilities! (dreams of flying around in space like in the jetsons!) :D
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    This is awesome news, good for Japan. The design is really neat. Will look forward to real life uses of this technology.
     
  6. BrianKonarsMac macrumors 65816

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    ya but we have a useless missile defense system...that doesn't work, and we were the first and only to deploy. man the u.s. is ******.
     
  7. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Cool. I'm glad to see at least one country is looking to further space exploration. I feel like there is very little interest today in furthering our study of space.
     

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