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Futuristic NASA spacecraft could be powered by the sun in huge breakthrough

NASA is constantly surprising us!
  • NASA’s new technology is called the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System
  • It’s so light that it can be rolled up like a tape measure
  • Advanced Composite Solar Sail System will use Sun’s energy

Published on Apr 12, 2024 at 2:14PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 12, 2024 at 2:38PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
Sun powered spacecraft

NASA just unveiled something amazing that might change the way we explore space in the near future.

This April, they’re sending up a new kind of spaceship, one that’s powered by the Sun.

It’s like a gigantic sailboat in space, but instead of wind, it catches the Sun’s rays to push itself forward.

This technology is called the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System, and it’s a big step forward in space travel.

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The sail is made of a special material that’s super light and strong.

It’s so light that it can be rolled up like a tape measure. When it’s fully stretched out, it’s about as big as six parking spots!

Imagine a giant sail floating in space, harnessing the power of the Sun to travel.

NASA always surprises us in the strangest ways possible, doesn’t it?

This new technology is not just about moving around in space; it’s also about saving costs.

And while NASA hasn’t said anything about its impact on the environment, this breakthrough technology will definitely keep a check on pollution.

Traditional rockets burn a lot of fuel, but this solar sail doesn’t need any fuel at all.

It uses the Sun’s energy, which is free and limitless – well, practically limitless, anyway.

The spacecraft will be able to adjust its orbit by tilting its sail, much like a sailboat catching the wind.

This means it can move around in space without using any fuel.

It’s a big leap forward in making space missions more sustainable.

NASA’s new solar sail could open up exciting possibilities for future missions.

Imagine sending spacecraft to the Moon, Mars, and beyond without worrying about running out of fuel.

It could be a great way to make the utmost use of resources, too.

This breakthrough technology is not just about exploring space; it’s also about taking care of our planet.

By using the Sun’s energy, we can reduce pollution and costs, making space exploration more sustainable for the future.

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