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Fraser
2013-Sep-12, 07:00 PM
In a cosmically historic announcement, NASA says the most distant human made object, the Voyager 1 spacecraft is in interstellar space, the space between the stars, and has left our Solar System. “We made it!” said a smiling Dr. Ed Stone, Voyager’s Project Scientist for over 40 years, speaking at a briefing today. “And we […]

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Buttercup
2013-Sep-12, 07:08 PM
Trending on Twitter. :)

Nick Theodorakis
2013-Sep-12, 08:44 PM
Again?!

Nick

Scoop
2013-Sep-12, 10:31 PM
Thanks for posting. I saw this earlier at the JPL site. I've been following this mission for a while.

Just think... in about 40,000 years, Voyager 1 will approach "Gliese 445" a star in the constellation "Camelopardalis". The vastness of space...amazing.

Since Gliese 445 is approaching us, they'll have a close encounter, by astronomical standards, with a flyby within 1.7 light years.

BigDon
2013-Sep-13, 12:51 PM
Thus ending the world's longest game of "Are we there yet?".

R.A.F.
2013-Sep-13, 01:47 PM
Thus ending the world's longest game of "Are we there yet?".

....what?!....I told you to do that before we left. well, we're certainly not turning back, now!

DonM435
2013-Sep-13, 04:03 PM
I remember seeing Ed Stone every two-three years or so in the TV coverage of these missions. His information was just as good as Carl Sagan's, though he wasn't as dramatic.