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Old May 30 2014, 10:19 PM   #1
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Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with crowdfu

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/techn...board/follows/

To resurrect ISEE-3, they had raised nearly $160,000 from 2,238 online donors, pored over old NASA documents and programmed software-defined radio devices to link up with a spacecraft whose communications hardware had long been retired from service on Earth
The saddest thing for me is that NASA couldn't come up with $160,000.
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Old May 30 2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

XKCD got it right.
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Old May 31 2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

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Gee, I was hoping they heard...

"Y O U W I L L B E A S S I M I L A T E D.

R E S I S T A N C E I S F U T I L E."



ETA:

I finally found the fund raising page, and was gratified to see they not only met their goal, but their "stretch goal" as well.

Well done.

http://www.rockethub.com/42228
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Old May 31 2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

LaxScrutiny wrote: View Post
The saddest thing for me is that NASA couldn't come up with $160,000.
Space exploration: paid for by Viewers Like You.
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Old May 31 2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

Wow! That is an amazing article, LaxScrutiny! Thank you for sharing with us!

I wonder how many other publicized and unpublicized spacecraft are floating around out there, some of which might be reworkable.
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Old June 1 2014, 04:36 AM   #6
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Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

Cool!

Next: crowdfunding for the Hubble telescope.

Seriously.
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Old June 1 2014, 06:31 AM   #7
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Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

Sounds like a plan! Also, on the main page, the thread title cuts off at "crowdfu." I found that amusing.
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Old June 1 2014, 06:25 PM   #8
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Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

I cut and pasted the headline, it was an inadvertent result.
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Sounds like a plan! Also, on the main page, the thread title cuts off at "crowdfu." I found that amusing.
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