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Plans to send a boat to Titan proposed

Scientists are exploring possible ways in which to send a probe to Titan that can sail on its lakes. Saturn’s moon Titan is one of the most Earth-like…

Blueprints of Scott’s Discovery ship found

Original blueprints for the ship Captain Scott used to sail to the Antarctic have been discovered. The blueprints were found at Goole Shipyard which h…

Titanic II sinks on maiden voyage

When Mark Wilkinson set sail on his new cruiser Titanic II was there any doubt over what would happen ? Setting sail off the British coast Mark enjoye…

NanoSail-D Solar Sail

When rocket scientists decide to fly a kite in space, it kind of looks like this. Depicted in the artist’s concept above, NASA’s NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled its sail to become the first ever solar sail to circle our planet. “We’re solar sailing!” says NanoSail-D principal investigator Dean Alhorn of the Marshall Space Flight Center [...]

Chocolate boat sets sail in France

A chocolatier in France has set sail in his newly built boat made entirely out of chocolate. The 3.5m vessel got off to a choppy start but was soon af…

Solar sails set for voyages in space

Scientists continue to explore the possibility of using a solar sail to propel spacecraft at great speeds through space without the need for heavy…