Voyager 1 Spacecraft
When Voyager 1 blasted off from Earth on September 5, 1977, it was designed to last for five years. Today, the space probe continues to communicate with NASA. The farthest manmade object from Earth, Voyager 1 may keep exploring space for another 10 or 20 years before its power runs out. Meanwhile, check out these cool facts about the spacecraft and its mission.
The past two years have been a little confusing for NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe, as its status as an interstellar traveller has been considered, debated, officially confirmed and then debated some more. However, new data looks to confirm that the intrepid spacecraft is actually in interstellar space, and the mission scientists have our Sun to thank for it.