The first roller coaster Jim Seay rode was the wooden Cyclone at Coney Island when he was 9 or 10 years old. He admits being “pretty scared.” Today, Mr. Seay, 59, is behind award-winning, heart-in... Read more about Sibley School alum Jim Seay creates some of the world's most thrilling roller coasters
Breakthrough Starshot ‘Sprites’ in Orbit
Centauri Dreams.org - Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration. 'Sprites' are four-gram spacecraft that was just launched on the Venta-1 satellite.
'Sprites' are four-gram spacecraft, developed and tested at Cornell since 2007. This technology is now at the core of the Breakthrough Starshot project, whose goal is to send a small probe to the nearest star system. MAE Professor Mason Peck and Dr. Zac Manchester, who received his Ph.D. from Cornell MAE in 2015, are currently on the Advisory Board for the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The Foundation just launched a Sprite on the Venta-1 satellite, the first successful demonstration of Sprite communications from over 1000 km away.
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