But I can't find anything on their website about it--just this BBC press release. Dr. Friedman was evidently addressing the Royal Astronomical Society.
Of course, it's just Dr. Friedman making a speech, so it might be just hot air, but still...Monday, 13 May, 2002, 23:01 GMT 00:01 UK
Starship dream moves closer
The first attempt to fly a craft pushed by the light of the Sun is on target for an autumn launch.
Experts at Nasa and the European Space Agency will be watching closely to see if the low-budget mission succeeds.
In a privately sponsored venture, the Planetary Society in the United States wants to send a solar sailing ship into orbit around the Earth.
The craft will begin its journey onboard a rocket fired from a submarine in Russian waters.
If all goes to plan, the solar sail spacecraft will separate from the rocket where it will unfurl and fly for a few weeks or months around the Earth pushed by the Sun.
They might actually do it. Wouldn't that be too cool for words? [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]