Saving a space probe: Private team seeks to revive abandoned NASA spacecraft

May 22, 2014 11:12 AM

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Saving a space probe: Private team seeks to revive abandoned NASA spacecraft

May 22, 2014 — A more than 35-year-old spacecraft that NASA once thought might be returned from space and put into the Smithsonian may instead soon resume its original mission thanks to the efforts of a private group.

The International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 (ISEE-3) originally launched in 1978 to study solar wind before being diverted to chase after comets in the mid-1980s. Orbiting the sun ever since, it is now making its long-anticipated return to the vicinity of the Earth, where a newly-crowdfunded effort is ge...

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