NASA Makes Contact With Pioneer

Article written: 5 Mar , 2002

Even though it’s a distant 11.9 billion kilometres away, Pioneer 10 is still coming in loud and clear. NASA scientists sent a message to the spacecraft from California using the agency’s Deep Space Network and received a reply just over 22 hours later at a dish in Spain. This communication occurred on the 30th anniversary of the spacecraft’s launch.

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  1. AGuy says

    But you can’t buy a toaster that will last 5 years….

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