NASA Makes Contact With Lost Spacecraft

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  1. bertus

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  2. wayneh

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    Wow, that must've been an exciting moment for whoever first realized what they had. Needle in a sea of haystacks.
     
  3. mcgyvr

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    Good... they can finally bring Matt Damon home now.. Hes surely out of potatoes by now..
     
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  4. cmartinez

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    Perseverance pays off... most of the time... Either way, what else could've they done, other than keep trying?
    Question, is the use of two satellites mission critical? Or could've the other remaining satellite bring it to completion on its own?
     
  5. GopherT

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    The other option is quit. Think outside the box and you will find more options like I've shown.

    Also, perseverance doesn't pay off most of the time. There is good information out there that your gut instincts are pretty good at telling you when to stop (if you think you should stop). Also, there is a statistics study called optimal stopping. Most people who are optimistic (like gamblers) are way too persistent and should stop sooner. They even spend too much time circling parking lots because they think they will find a closer spot (with the goal of feeling like a winner - not because they are reluctant to walk a greater distance).



    Have you ever listened to a stereo with only one channel? Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon isn't nearly as dark with only one stereo channel. Of course it was mission critical.
     
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    I envy you... I suffer from over-perseverance. In the sense that I'm perfectly capable of sticking to a sometimes unattainable goal for far too long, before I decide to abandon it.
     
  9. GopherT

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    There is reason for the "NO" in "inNOvation".
     
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  10. magnet18

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    saw that one, it's always nice to see space hardware revived

    I know everything is designed to live 2x mission live minimum
     
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