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Unlimited free energy from the sun will provide CubeSat propulsion and revolutionize access to space for low-cost citizen projects.
Unlimited free energy from the sun will provide CubeSat propulsion and revolutionize access to space for low-cost citizen projects.
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The LightSail mission belongs to all of us

Posted by Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society (Creator)
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Dear Planetary Explorers - 

WOOHOO!!!

We did it! Together. Because of you, we met our final stretch goal on our way to a successful LightSail mission in 2016. Our spacecraft will fly on Falcon Heavy to a higher orbit where we will demonstrate true solar sailing. 

This mission now belongs to all of us. Thank you. 

Let's change the world! 

P.S. We will begin the post-campaign surveys soon.  Watch for that process to begin in the weeks ahead. 

Richard Flapper, Terry Long, and 243 more people like this update.

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    1. Justin
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      We live in interesting times.

    2. Tracy Parish on

      Incredibly excited to be part of such a global event and planetary exploration. Can't wait to see what happens.

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      Ian on

      A sneaky revision from 1.25 to 1.24 :P

    4. Sean Wall on

      Congrats to Bill Nye, the engineers on the LightSail project and to all of us! Looking forward to the 2016 launch!

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      SanD on

      Congrats everyone and good luck for 2016!

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      Brandon Arthur Kurtz on

      Thank you Mr. Nye! Good luck!

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      Johnny Kasudluak on

      Thank you for giving citizens of the world, so that even an Inuk (eskimo) like myself to be part of the planetary community. Thank you Planetary Society. Thanks Bill.

    8. Luis Medina on

      Just the beginning