Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with crowdfu

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  1. LaxScrutiny

    LaxScrutiny Commodore Commodore

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/tech...wdfunding/article18923353/#dashboard/follows/

    The saddest thing for me is that NASA couldn't come up with $160,000.
     
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

    XKCD got it right.
     
  3. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

    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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  4. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

    Space exploration: paid for by Viewers Like You.
     
  5. varek

    varek Commander Red Shirt

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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.
     
  6. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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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.
     
  7. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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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. :D
     
  8. LaxScrutiny

    LaxScrutiny Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Lost in space, decades-old probe brought back into action with cro

    :rommie: I cut and pasted the headline, it was an inadvertent result.