NASA Is Exploring Solar Sails to Propel Spacecrafts Through Space in Future

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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NASA is working towards exploring if solar sails could be a viable way for space-based travel. Solar sails are mirror-like devices mounted on spacecraft that capture the Sun's light. The captured light exerts radiation pressure on the sails and thus propels the spacecraft through the vacuum of space.

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