56 Year Old NASA Satellite Meets Its End

56 Year Old NASA Satellite Meets Its End

In September of 1964, NASA launched the Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1 (OGO-1) spacecraft. It was one of five satellites designed to work as a single experiment. The project was decommissioned in 1971 but the 5 satellites remained in orbit. One by one, they’ve inevitably crashed into the Earth’s atmosphere and the final satellite, OGO-1, entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the weekend. The 56 year old 1070 lb. satellite had been aimlessly orbiting our planet for the last 49 years. Crazy!

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