Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Cosmos 1 Likely Crashed During Boost Phase

The Planetary Society's attempt to launch a solar sailer appears to have failed. Apparently, the Russian booster failed. It's too bad. A successful solar sailer would have been really cool. It's ironic that the hardest part of the mission so far appears to be the simplest: the rocket launch.

Here's the word from the planetary society.

Look for 24 hour coverage of the "Search for Cosmos 1" on cable news with interviews of the worried parents at the Planetary Society.


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