Sunday, October 11, 2009


The Voyager 1 spacecraft is a 722-kilogram robotic space probe, launched September 5, 1977. It remains operational, currently pursuing its extended mission to locate and study the boundaries of the Solar System. Its original mission was to visit Jupiter and Saturn; and it was the first probe to provide detailed images of the moons of these planets.

In layman's terms: They shot it into space and it kept going.

Included in the spacecraft is one of the two Voyager Golden Records. This phonograph record contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. It is intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, that may find it.

Here are the images we sent with it:


"Voyager 1 is the farthest man-made object from Earth —currently over 10 BILLION miles — this however only equals .0017 lightyears

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