Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Sail 25
by Jack Vance

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Solar Sails Unfurled Over Japan
   Two different solar sail designes were unfurled from a small rocket launched from Kagoshima, Japan on August 9th.

Jack Vance's Incredibly Thin Solar Sail
   Jack Vance guessed the thickness of an ultralight solar sail propulsion system Alliant Techsystems and NASA have recently tested.

Gravity Assist Will Help Pluto-Bound Craft
   Jupiter will offer NASA a real speed boost in February - who thought of how to do it first?

Ikaros Solar Sail Works!
   The first push from sunlight has been felt by Japan's Ikaros spacecraft.

Solar-Photon Hoop Sails For Extrasolar Travel
   Space tech from the 1950's and the sf of the early 1960's is brushed off for possible use.

The Amazing Gravity-Assisted Journey Of Rosetta
   '...We used the [moon's] attraction to give us additional starting speed'- Ray Cummings, 1930.

Unrolling The Filmy Materials Of Space Tech
   'When unfolded and unrolled... it became a tough, gleaming film.' - Jack Vance, 1962.

Ancient Ocean On Ceres?
   'We sailed gently forward, hull down to the asteroid's surface... A little sea was now beneath us.' is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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TytoCare Offers Futuristic Home Care
re: EM Forster

Powdered Regolith Propulsion
re: Arthur C. Clarke

Ford's SafeCap, Opposite Of Niven and Barnes' Napcap
re: Niven and Barnes

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