LIGHTSAIL 2 IMAGE OF MEDITERRANEAN AND THE RED SEA LightSail - Flying to Other Worlds on Sunlight Dr. Bruce Betts' favorite pic of LightSail! LightSail 2 over the Caribbean

The Planetary Society

Org #26972
Vetted since 2014 Site Visit Verified
1980
year founded
$7,211
raised on GlobalGiving
6
years fundraising
1
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

Empowering the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration.

Project Leaders
Richard Chute
Richard Chute
Jennifer Vaughn
Jennifer Vaughn
Bruce Betts
Bruce Betts
Melanie Lam
Melanie Lam
Robin Young
Robin Young
Scott Booher
Scott Booher
Team
Bill Nye, Jennifer Vaughn, Ben Bank, Bruce Betts, Casey Dreier, Danielle Gunn, Richard Chute
Organization Information
60 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
(626) 793-5100
Organization Information
60 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
(626) 793-5100

Project Reports

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Jun 17, 2021
LightSail 2 Completes Second Year in Space!
Two years after launching into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, LightSail 2 is still solar sailing. The spacecraft has completed its first year of extended operations and is still...
Feb 19, 2021
NASA Solar Sails Build on LightSail 2
A pair of upcoming NASA solar sail missions will take flight by light to new heights, revealing the surface of an asteroid and testing a sail large enough to cover six tennis courts. NEA Scout is...
Oct 26, 2020
LightSail 2 Enters Extended Mission Phase
      One year after launching into space, The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft has completed its primary mission phase and is embarking on an extended mission dedicated to...
 
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