Voyager program

December 10, 2018

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective […]
December 30, 2017

NASA Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the search for extraterrestrial life. While our knowledge of Saturn’s largest moon grew tremendously thanks to […]
December 4, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at a few of the prime candidates NASA is concentrating on to help broaden our understanding of the origins […]
December 3, 2017

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters

This week, the scientists and engineers on the Voyager team did something very special. At present, the Voyager 1 spacecraft is 21 billion kilometers from Earth, […]
November 13, 2015

The 116 photos NASA picked to explain our world to aliens

If any intelligent life in our galaxy intercepts the Voyager spacecraft, if they evolved the sense of vision, and if they can decode the instructions provided, […]
October 21, 2013

How Voyager Became A Grand Tour

A few weeks ago, NASA announced that Voyager 1 has become history’s first interstellar spacecraft. More than 11 billion miles from the Earth and 35 years […]
August 20, 2013

This date in science: NASA launched Voyager 2 space probe

August 20, 1977. NASA launched the phenomenal Voyager 2 space probe to the outer solar system on this date in 1977. They launched it some weeks before […]
August 18, 2013

Has Voyager 1 left the solar system yet? A debate rages

Voyager 1, where are you? At a distance of more than 11 billion miles from Earth, there is little question that Voyager has traveled farther in […]
March 21, 2013

Where’s Voyager 1? That Depends.

For about three hours on Wednesday, Voyager 1 had left the solar system — before a rewritten news release headline pulled it back in. Voyager 1, one […]