On April 1, 1997, in Miner Thoughts, by Pete Miner

What you’re about to read could get me in a heap of trouble with the U.S. Government if they were to find out what I did. So I must ask you, my dear Constant Reader, to keep what you read here under your hat. That said, this is my admission of guilt and explanation.

A friend of mine works for NASA at the Cape Canaveral launch facility in Florida. He was one of the lead scientists on the Galileo space project, which was launched from the Cape on October 18, 1989 aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Its main mission: To cruise around the planet Jupiter and its many moons, gathering data and sending that data via the Deep Space Network (DSN) back to us here on earth.

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