Solar-Wind-Riding Electric Sail

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    With today’s technology, reaching the edge of the solar system takes decades, partly because rockets need fuel and heavy fuel slows down the rockets. Traveling without the weight of fuel would be faster, but what would the craft use to move forward? Kids can find the answers in Solar-Wind-Riding Electric Sail! They can read how NASA engineer Bruce Wiegmann plans to use solar wind to move his ship faster and farther into outer space. In collaboration with the NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book highlights bold new advances in space technology.

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    With today’s technology, reaching the edge of the solar system takes decades, partly because rockets need fuel and heavy fuel slows down the rockets. Traveling without the weight of fuel would be faster, but what would the craft use to move forward? Kids can find the answers in Solar-Wind-Riding Electric Sail! They can read how NASA engineer Bruce Wiegmann plans to use solar wind to move his ship faster and farther into outer space. In collaboration with the NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, this book highlights bold new advances in space technology.

    SKU: NAQ07 |  ISBN: 978-0-7166-6162-7 |  Pages: 84 |  8" x 10"  |  Interest Level: Ages 10-14+
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