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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. 

Own the World. Or Nine.

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 the Solar System
  • The Golden Record, played by an unidentified little green hand
  • A display stand

The set uses a modular connection system. Every section, including the Sun, individual planets, the probe, and the record player, can be detached.

This gives you free reign on how to display the model, and allows kids to have fun learning their way around the Solar System.

Invite Pluto back into the family or demote him again; reenact Voyager's planetary flybys in any order you like; or display the probe separately as it wanders off into the depths of interstellar space. With this set, you have unlimited power.

Feel the Drama

Thanks to the incredible details of its journey, the story of Voyager has already established itself as one of the great real-life space dramas, right next to the moon landing.

Today, space travel is making a big comeback, and Voyager in particular has recently become the subject of interest for the general audience, as well as the enthusiasts.

The world holds its breath as we wait for the next transmission from humanity's most daring envoy, with the mission's 50th anniversary already on the horizon.

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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.

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. 

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.

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