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IYA 2009

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IYA 2009 IAU

The International Year of Astronomy 2009

Where Is New Horizons? It’s on the way to Pluto (2015) and beyond. It just passed the orbit of Saturn having been gravity boosted by a Jupiter flyby. It is theorized that a interplanetary “solar sail” vessel could catch and pass it if launched today or tomorrow. It uses very little fuel and would not be single meteorite collison incident vulnerable so to speak for its propulsion, much like Earth-bound wind propelled vessel.

NASA to Attempt Historic Solar Sail Deployment

from – the World for People who Think


Written by georgejmyersjr

07/01/2008 at 2:57 pm

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