NASA Partners With Los Gatos Company To Awaken ‘Zombie’ Space Explorer Launched In 1978

May 23, 2014 8:44 PM

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NASA Partners With Los Gatos Company To Awaken ‘Zombie’ Space Explorer Launched In 1978

LOS GATOS (KCBS)— NASA, in a first-of-a kind agreement, has signed with Los Gatos-based Skycorp to allow the group to attempt to contact and possibly command NASA’s International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 which has been dubbed the ‘Zombie Spaceship’ by media outlets because it hasn’t been operational for nearly two decades.

Elizabeth Howell, senior writer for Universe Today, said the group of scientists will try and re-connect the 36-year-old spacecraft explorer, aka, ISEE-3, which was launched in 1978.

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