Did You Hear About the 2 Spacecraft Earth Launched in 1977?

MissMalini , 05 Sep 2013

I watched an amazing documentary on my flight back from the US yesterday. It’s called Voyager: To the Final Frontier. Did you know we (as in Team Planet Earth aka NASA) launched two unmanned space craft into outer space in 1977 and they’re STILL sending back data?

A picture of Saturn by Voyager 2
A picture of Saturn by Voyager 2

Now I’ve always been a believer that we are not alone and any day now “the others” are going to show up and change the Miss Universe pageant forever. If you’re as fascinated by these things as I am, deffy watch this film. If you’re anything like me, it’ll make your imagination go wild :)

This is the story of the most extraordinary journey in human exploration, the Voyager space mission. In 1977 two unmanned spacecraft were launched by NASA, heading for distant worlds. It would be the first time any man-made object would ever visit the farthest planets of the solar system – Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. On the way the Voyagers would be bombarded by space dust, fried by radiation and discover many of the remarkable wonders of the solar system.

Now, 35 years and 11 billion miles later, they are leaving the area of the sun’s influence. As they journey out into the galaxy beyond they carry a message from Earth, a golden record bolted to the side of each craft describing our civilisation in case of discovery by another. This is the definitive account of the most intrepid explorers in Earth’s history. Wow.

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