I want to pause today, as history has been made, to congratulate all the dedicated men and women who poured their creativity, hearts, and souls into this effort. Thank you NASA team and anyone else involved for all the invaluable data, all of the new visions, and most of all for all of the wonder, all of the awe. We'll continue to hear from our plucky, durable robots until 2025 or 2030, when the nuclear power plant finally fails. Or so I've been told. Who knows. Maybe these robots with 1970s technology will continue to surprise us. So, now, Voyager 1 has begun her interstellar mission.
With all that is going wrong in the world today, thanks NASA team for giving us a moment to pause and wonder, a moment of amazement and joy.
|Voyager 1 in interstellar space, artist's concept. Artwork courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech|
For more on the Voyager missions, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2011/04/tribute-to-2-enduring-space-probes.html
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