NASA gives away spacecraft: Citizen scientists will take control of Sun/Earth Explorer-3, or ISEE-3 (VIDEO).
NASA Just Let a Group of Amateurs Take Control of a Defunct Spacecraft (Video)
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May 22 2014 5:00 PM

Hey, Can We Borrow Your Spaceship?

NASA just let a group of citizen scientists take control of a defunct probe.

The International Sun/Earth Explorer-3, or ISEE-3, made its way through the inner solar system on three missions before it left service in 1997. Now, in the first agreement of its kind, NASA has given a group its blessing to try to revive it.

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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