General Discussion NASA Turns 70s-Era Spacecraft Over to 'Citizen Scientists'

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NASA Turns 70s-Era Spacecraft Over to 'Citizen Scientists'

I didn't know you could just ask NASA for its defunct spacecraft. But apparently if you've got serious enough backing and a good plan, they're open to negotiation.

NASA announced yesterday that it had signed an agreement with Skycorp, Inc., in Los Gatos, California, to allow the company to "attempt to contact, and possibly command and control," its more-than-35-year-old International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3) spacecraft.

ISEE-3 was launched in 1978 and spent three years studying solar...
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