Geek Project: LightSail

Lightsail-BadgeI’ve been a backer of LightSail since it first released on Kickstarter, but it’s only just occurred to me that y’all might be interested in it too!

LightSail is a solar sail project that I had to back, thanks to a childhood (and adult) fascination with Arthur C Clarke’s short story Sunjammer plus a large dose of “wheee SPACE!” that every grown-up adult should possess.

The actual LightSail has now been launched, ignored everyone for a while but then started talking again, and it currently floating around the Earth enjoying the view…I get regular updates through the Kickstarter project and it’s been absolutely fascinating. I won’t even try to tell you about the details on here, but please do go and check it out!

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at writingandcoe.co.uk. When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.