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How We Saved the Deep Space 1 Spacecraft

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Deep Space 1 team, Sept. 22, 2001

Deep Space 1 team members on the day of the spacecraft's encounter with Comet Borrelly, Sept. 22, 2001.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ben Toyoshima

On Sept. 22, 2001, about 50 people huddled around computer monitors in a control room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, some more anxious than others.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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