Voyager 1 & 2

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Voyager 1 & 2

Exploring the Universe

Voyager 1 & 2

Voyager 1 flies by Saturn and begins its journey out of the solar system

The Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 is launched and later renamed Voyager, and Voyager 2 is launched from the Kennedy Space Flight Center. The original mission of the Voyagers was to explore Jupiter and Saturn, respectably.

1977

The Voyager interstellar mission begins, and the last Voyager images are sent to Earth. These were the first images of the solar system taken from beyond pluto, and include Venus, Earth (right), Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space. At this point, it has passed Pioneer 10, and both Voyagers have crossed termination shock. Their cameras have been turned off to save power. It is believed that its last signals will be around 2025.

Voyager 2 becomes the first spacecraft to observe Neptune, and begins its trip out of the solar system

1980

History

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Aug. 25, 2012

1990

Voyager 1 is the first manmade object to enter interstellar space. It carries a golden record of things on Earth, including nature sounds, "hello" in 25 different languages, and some of the world's most famous music pieces.

A picture of earth (circled) taken by Voyager 1


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