On June 21, 2005, Cosmos 1, a project of The Planetary Society and Cosmos Studios, is launching a breakthrough mission to assist the world community in developing future solar sail technologies. Four days after launch, the spacecraft will deploy its eight silver sails and become one of the brightest objects crossing the night sky. [via] Link. The bad news is, it seems like it may have not made it to orbit. Update: It’s alive, but in a lower orbit, and we still don’t really know where it is. Link.
Watch the Solar Sail or not