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10-Dec-00 | Venerable deep space probe found still alive

On Friday, managers at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, successfully received a signal from Pioneer 6, NASA’s oldest surviving spacecraft. Next Saturday, 16 December, will mark the 35th anniversary of Pioneer 6’s launch from Cape Canaveral aboard Delta E flight 35. The lightweight, barrel-shaped craft, designed for a lifetime of a mere six months, continued to have two of its six instruments functional as recently as 1997, the last time an attempt at contact was made. (Florida Today, 9-Dec-00)


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