By Alicia Chang – Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars.
Perhaps no one on Earth will relish the moment more than 76-year-old Ed Stone, who has toiled on the project from the start. “We’re anxious to get outside and find what’s out there,” he said.
When NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 first rocketed out of Earth’s grip in 1977, no one knew how long they would live. Now, they are the longest-operating spacecraft in history and the most distant. more> http://tinyurl.com/8tvv6xg
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