When Space Travel Isn’t Sexy

I saw this article on Space.com today that NASA has picked 3 Pioneering Technologies for Deep Space Travel. One of them involves a solar sail (which would be about 125 feet square) to help propel a craft.

I can’t help but think about what if the Starship Enterprise had a big Kite attached to the front of it.What if Kirk’s “Engage” was “Open the Sail”


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  1. Well, on the Deep Space Nine series, they actually did build an “ancient solar sail-powered ship” it was obviously a one episode thing though.