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!