The Planetary Society
LightSail Mission

The Planetary Society, founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman, to inspire and involve the world's public in space exploration through advocacy, projects, and education. Today, The Planetary Society is the largest and most influential public space organization group on Earth. A truly diverse group of space scientists, advocates and enthusiasts, led by a prestigious board of directors and CEO, Bill Nye.

Varve Studios created a custom website for the LightSail solar sailing mission. Solar sails use the sun’s energy as a method of propulsion—flight by light. Clear communication with strong visuals and a clean layout focuses on explaining mission details, history of solar sailing, and a central media library. Services included overall design and coding, vector illustrations, and a responsive touch-friendly gallery.

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To showcase our LightSail spacecraft, we wanted a clean, minimalistic website that put the emphasis squarely on content. We also wanted the site to work seamlessly on any device — and Mark delivered. He seems to know exactly what I am thinking through every change and revision. It's refreshing to work with someone that truly "gets it" when it comes to modern web design.

Jason Davis
Digital Media Producer
The Planetary Society

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