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ISEE-3 Becomes A Spacecraft For All In Today's Lunar Flyby

Our plucky crowdfunded spacecraft has been getting into all sorts of productive mischief, from detecting a solar burst to worming its way into Google Chrome's interactive heart. Today ISEE-3 will be making its closest approach to the moon, and you can watch live with commentary from the project experts. » 8/10/14 11:00am 8/10/14 11:00am

Alvin the Deep Sea Submersible is Half a Century Old!

Fifty years ago, the deep sea vehicle Alvin made its first free dive, submerging to 35 feet below the waves. Since then, DSV Alvin has been repeatedly overhauled and upgraded, keeping pace with current technology in countless dives and endless missions carrying humans into the deep blue sea. » 8/09/14 2:46pm 8/09/14 2:46pm

Locating Reclaimed Spacecraft with the Deep Space Network

The 1970s ISEE-3 spacecraft is the target of the first-ever citizen scientist project to reclaim an abandoned spacecraft, crowdfunded in part by you. Now they're using the Deep Space Network to determine precise locational data, the first time the two have spoken since I carried change for pay phones. » 6/19/14 12:12am 6/19/14 12:12am

Strange Historic Photos From Antarctica and Other Kingdoms of Ice

Right now, a science expedition to Antarctica is trapped in ice, waiting to be freed so they can continue exploring. They're just the latest group of humans to venture into the unpredictable, frozen world of the South Pole and beyond. Here are some of the most incredible and awe-inspiring images from over a century of… » 1/01/14 3:00pm 1/01/14 3:00pm