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1.I had to make a simple, yet crucial, choice: left or right?
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NASA's Voyager 2 has successfully switched to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft. Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the spacecraft to make the change on Nov. 4 and received confirmation today that the switch has been made.
The change allows engineers to reduce the amount of power that the 34-year-old spacecraft needs to operate by turning off the heater that keeps the fuel to the primary thrusters warm. Although the rate of energy generated by Voyager 2's nuclear power source continues to decline, by reducing its power requirements, engineers expect the spacecraft can continue to operate for another decade.
With the holiday season approaching, the Flight Search team has some tips to help you spend less time worrying about booking your travel and more time preparing for the holidays. There are three videos up on the Inside Search blog that illustrate how Flight Search enables you to explore travel options, find low prices, and evaluate all your flight options for travel in the US. Check out the blog post at http://goo.gl/FS0a9, and here's one of the videos below.