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In 2008, when it was discovered that the satellite was still transmitting a signal and would fly close to Earth, NASA realized that they no longer had the funding or equipment to reinitiate contact. So a volunteer group of scientists, programmers, and engineers organized the ISEE-3 Reboot Project, which was crowd-funded with over $150,000 in donations, and set out to contact the spacecraft, fire its engine, and bring it closer to Earth to resume its original mission.
Free Software on the final frontier: GNU Radio controls the ISEE-3 Spacecraft — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software
An experiment in funding FLOSS projects in which donations are passed on to committers.