CEO Bill Nye with LightSail at the FUTURES exhibit
Our scale model of LightSail, that is...
Since November of 2021, our LightSail model has been in Washington, D.C. as part of the FUTURES exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's Art + Industries Building. FUTURES is an incredible collection of art and technology representing the future of humanity, and it's been a great honor for The Planetary Society to be a part of it. Our CEO Bill Nye was at the opening of the exhibit, as seen in the photo above.
Before the FUTURES exhibit closes later this month, Bill and Planetary Society staff members are traveling to Washington, D.C. for the Smithsonian Solstice Saturday. Several of the museums there will be open until midnight, and the Astronomy Festival on the National Mall will run from 6:00 to 11:00 pm.
It's going to be a wonderful event, and if you're in the D.C. area, do try to see LightSail before the exhibit ends. If you find yourself at the Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, be sure to stop by The Planetary Society's table on the Mall and say hello. Planetary Society members wearing their membership tee or pin, or carrying their membership card, will get swag!
Your support and enthusiasm for solar sailing are making a mark on the future of space exploration. Thank you for your support of LightSail.
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