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The sun and McMoon's

Citizen group commandeers retired NASA satellite

The scrappy bunch of students, entrepreneurs and former NASA scientists who work out of "McMoon's" -- an abandoned McDonald's at Moffett Field -- are at it again. They're using crowdfunding to take control of an abandoned 1978 NASA satellite to study the weather on the sun, potentially predicting impacts on earth from climate change and dangerous solar storms.

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2 people like this
Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Maher is a registered user.

I love this story. Good on them for their perseverance and curiosity. It makes my heart happy that some people care so much for our precious planet to use their skills to pursue these studies.

I wish I had the cash flow to help support their efforts. I certainly would.

Bless their hearts. :))


1 person likes this
Posted by Lorenzo Burti
a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Return to the future!


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