Reawakening An Old Friend

Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend, NPR

"More than 30 years ago, Robert Farquhar stole a spacecraft. Now he's trying to give it back. The green satellite, covered with solar panels, is hurtling back toward the general vicinity of Earth, after nearly three decades of traveling in a large, looping orbit around the sun. If Farquhar, a former mission design specialist for NASA, gets his way, the agency will command the spacecraft to fire its thrusters, veer close to the moon, and slip back into the spot where it was intended to be when it was launched in 1978 -- and where it was when Farquhar and his accomplices "borrowed" it."

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