Aug 13, 2023

After 17 Years, A Spacecraft Makes its First Visit Home Having Made History

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A spacecraft that gave us our first multiple-perspective view of the Sun is set to flyby Earth for the first time since launch 17 years ago.

NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft will pass between the Sun and Earth on Saturday, August 12th, with the agency exclaiming “our teenage spacecraft is visiting home.”

The twin STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) spacecraft launched on October 25th, 2006 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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