The Voyager 1

What is the Voyager 1?

The Voyager 1 is a 722- kilometer space probe that was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. Voyager 1 is the first man made object to travel into interstellar space.

Cost, Speed, and How Far it Traveled!

The cost of the Voyager 1 is 250 million dollars. The max speed is 38,610 miles per hour. It is 17.6 light years away from earth.

Fun Facts!

  • The Voyager 1 was actually the second of its twin spacecraft to launch, but was the first to race by Jupiter and Saturn!
  • It flew by Jupiter and Saturn before continuing on toward interstellar space.
  • It and its twin explored Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune!
  • They also explored 48 of their moons!
  • The Voyager was built to last 5 years but is still in space and should last another 20 years!
  • It has been in space for 39 years!
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