Building on the interior-exterior balance I’ve been trying to develop this week, let’s go indo-exo: exoplanetary, shall we?
Japan [of course it would be, you brilliantly mad buggers] is soon to launch their Ikaros spaceship and this one has a lot more claim to the title ‘spaceship’ than most as it has solar sails!
The name Ikaros is an acronym for Interplanetary Kite-Craft Accelerated by Radiation of the Sun and it will be the first solar-sail powered vehicle to go into deep space.
My interest? Awesome. Just awesome