One of my favorite DS9 episodes is “Explorers” . Tomorrow, the basis for this episode becomes a reality. Cosmos 1, actually based on a Carl Sagan concept, will be sent into space on a converted Volna intercontinental ballistic missile (WMD found). Once in space, it will deploy mylar solar sails hoping to catch a ride on streams of photons from the sun’s rays, basically sunlight. Yes, that’s right mylar…like balloons or the lovely mylar bladder you find inside wine-in-a-box. Read more about Cosmos 1 here. To look for Cosmos 1, check out this website.