General Discussion Scientists Take Control of Long-Abandoned Spacecraft

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Scientists Take Control of Long-Abandoned Spacecraft

Yesterday, a group of civilian scientists was able to make contact with and control a spacecraft that has been wandering alone in the solar system for decades.

The spacecraft, the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3), was contacted by the ISEE-3 Reboot Project from the Arecibo Radio Observatory in Puerto Rico. The Reboot Project is an international effort authorized by NASA to contact and control the spacecraft.

The project established two-way communication with ISEE-3 and was able to...
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