What’s in the name COSMOS for Sailing Charters?
The name of our business was inspired after the first solar sail spacecraft ever
constructed in human history.
Built in Russia, COSMOS 1 was designed to soar into space at the tip of a submarine-launched rocket. There it
was to spread its giant wings, and fly/sail on the power of sunlight pressure alone.
In July 2005, a mishap during launch with a failed first stage rocket, the spacecraft did not enter Earth orbit.
Although COSMOS 1, the first solar sail, never had a chance to test its revolutionary technology, more solar
space craft will be launched in the future. The more recent project for the solar sail spacecraft is now called
It is imagined that solar sailing will one day be the answer to interstellar travel because huge amounts of
rocket fuel will not be necessary to travel vast distances through space.
A solar sail, simply put, is a spacecraft that is pushed forward simply by light from the Sun.
Just as in terrestrial 'down to Earth' sailing where you hoist or unfurl your sails and catch the wind, in space
you hoist your space sails and catch the light.
Although humanity is not yet ready to sail in space, come join us on Earth at COSMOS Yacht Charters for
Sailing Charters and Cruises that are out of this World!!
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