Successful solar sail ‘speriment

Okay, the alliteration is a bit strained, but the research is cool: NASA scientists have successfully deployed a solar sail system in a large vacuum chamber, a critical milestone in the effort to develop this new–and very romantic to an old Swallows and Amazons reader like me–space propulsion technology.

As Cap’n Nancy would say, “Jibbooms and bobstays!”

Maybe even “Barbecued billygoats!”

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