This sounds so much like a crazy science fiction movie that I have no doubt it will soon become one, even though it’s true. Except all the main characters will suddenly become attractive teenagers.
Originally posted on Betabeat:
For the first time in history, an independent crew is taking control of a NASA satellite and running a crowdfunded mission. They’re doing it all from a makeshift mission control center in an abandoned McDonald’s in Mountain View, CA, using old radio parts from eBay and a salvaged flat screen TV.
“If I could come up with another absurd detail, I would,” Keith Cowing, the project’s team lead, told Betabeat.
The ISEE-3 is a disco-era satellite that used to measure space weather like solar wind and radiation, but went out of commission decades ago. Now, a small team led by Mr. Cowing have taken control of the satellite with NASA’s silent blessing.
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