Voyager I, launched 35 years ago, is now approaching the edge of our Solar System and will soon head out toward the other star systems that make up our galaxy, what we have fondly called the Milky Way. And it’s still transmitting data and adding to our store of knowledge like nothing else ever launched. (I’d say that its success strengthens the case for unmanned missions.)
There’s a link-rich story, plus videos and graphics at Talking Point Memo today.
We should all be proud, but also a bit sad that this is what we used to do.
NASA’s JPL has a site that follows the progress of [both] Voyagers in real time. It’s here.