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The Loneliness of the Voyager - NASA's Voyager Mission

The Farthest Man-Made Object from Earth, on Your Desk

Space is a lonely affair. 

But that didn’t stop Voyager.

The farthest man-made object from Earth, it wanders eternally through interstellar space. 

Billions of miles from home. 

On a mission. 

The Gift for Any Space and Science Fiction Fan

This LEGO Voyager 1 fan set concept is a tribute to the greatest voyage ever, containing:

  • Voyager 1 space probe
  • A NASA plaque with spacecraft schematics
  • A miniature model of our Solar system
  • The Golden Record, played by an unidentified little green hand
  • A display stand

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How It Began

In 1977, Voyager 1 and its twin brother, Voyager 2, launched from Cape Canaveral.

Their destinations were beyond anything humanity had ever attempted: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. 

The photographs made by the Voyager spacecraft remain our best images yet of those planets and their moons. 

But that wasn’t the end. 

Upon achieving the first objective, the mission was extended to include the outermost regions of the Solar system.

And beyond.

To the Stars

On Aug. 25, 2012, Voyager 1 entered interstellar space.

At the time, it was at a distance of about 122 AU (1 AU is the distance from Earth to the Sun), or about 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from the Sun.

Voyager 1 is now the farthest man-made object to travel the universe, still traversing interstellar space in search of the unknown. 

In about 40,000 years, it will fly by another star.

The greatest voyage continues.

The Golden Record

NASA placed a message aboard Voyager, a kind of time capsule in the form of a phonograph record.

The 12-inch gold-plated copper disk contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.

From DNA schematics to Johnny B. Goode, the Golden Record will communicate a story of our world. 

To anyone out there listening. 

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