Tuesday, July 8, 2014

HOW COOL IS THIS...36 YEAR OLD NASA PROBE BACK ON-LINE

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARTICLE
This has got to be one of the coolest projects that I have come across in a while. 

A group of volunteers has managed to take control of a Sun Earth Explorer Probe that has not fired it's engines since 1987. 

The ISEE-3 Reboot Project raised $160,000 on the crowdfunding website RocketHub.com to cover ISEE-3 Reboot Project’s operations budget.  The project s spearheaded by entrepreneur Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing, editor of  NASAWatch.com website.

The old heliophysics spacecraft, which was launched in 1978! Due to cutbacks was NASA, the communication equipment on the spacecraft was decommissioned in 1999.

Can not wait to share this with the boys and see if if reignites some passion for the Lego Mindstorm kit that is gathering dust in the basement!


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