40th Anniversary of Voyager

September 5, 2017 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free

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On September 5, 1977, Voyager 1 was launched on a mission to explore where nothing had flown before. First on its journey were Jupiter and Saturn and it is currently exploring interstellar space. Its twin spacecraft, Voyager 2, visited Uranus and Neptune and is now in the outermost layer of the heliosphere, called the heliosheath. Forty years later, both spacecraft continue to send back data and are searching for the heliopause, the region where the Sun’s influence wanes, which has never been reached by any spacecraft. 

Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary the Voyager mission with remarks and panel discussions featuring Voyager team members and NASA scientists. 

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