A nightmare scenario for ground control: a satellite getting out of control, tens of thousands kilometres away, and no way to reach it ... and yet, in the past, two ESA satellites have been recovered from a seemingly hopeless situation: Olympus and SOHO. This video, prepared in 2006 for the 10th anniversary of the highly successful SOHO mission, tells the story of these two impossible recoveries, thanks to the creativity of dedicated recovery teams. On 25 June 1998 the ESA/NASA SOHO spacecraft started spinning out of control. A join ESA/NASA recovery team was quickly put together and was able to save the mission. The video contains interviews with NASA's Harold Benfield and ESA's David Wilkins. The video goes on to show how ESA's Operations Centre ESOC in Darmstadt prepares and rehearses for such eventualities.