March 30, 2005
NASA Astronaut Journal, Mars, 2034:
The latest spacecraft sent to us is more a living thing than a robot. Shortly after launch from Earth, the tiny capsule blossomed into a sail and rode the solar wind to Mars. On the way, a meteoroid punched a hole in the sail, but surrounding material flowed in and closed the tear.
Upon arrival, the spacecraft shrunk more than 100 times its… read more