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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, is finally 'phoning home' again

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Michel Martin. NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, originally launched in 1977, is finally phoning home again. The space explorer contacted ground control for the first time in five months with status updates on its engineering systems. The breakthrough comes a month after the space probe's operating team discovered corrupted code was causing the lapse in contact. The team hopes Voyager 1 can start sending scientific data again in the next few weeks.

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