Comet-hunting spacecraft shuts down after 12 years

Comet-hunting spacecraft shuts down after 12 years
DENVER (AP) — With the click of a mouse, Sandy Freund Kasper sent a command to NASA’s comet-hunting Stardust space probe to burn all its fuel, starting a sequence that would shut the spacecraft dow…
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Comet-hunting spacecraft shuts down after 12 years
The Associated Press The Associated Press DENVER NASA’s comet-hunting Stardust space probe is performing one more experiment before it shuts down and ends its 12-year voyage through space. Engineers at Lockheed Martin in Denver, where Stardust was built, will tell the spacecraft to burn all its remaining fuel on Thursday. How long that takes will tell them how accurate their fuel calculations …
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