A NASA artist's rendition of a Voyager spacecraft
|Flyby of:||Jupiter, Saturn|
|Launch date:||September 5, 1977|
|Launch vehicle:||Titan III-E Centaur rocket|
|Webpage:||NASA Voyager website|
Voyager 1 is a spacecraft used by NASA to explore Jupiter and Saturn. It is identical in form to its sister ship, Voyager 2. The probe is currently moving away from the solar system, and is heading out into deep space. It is the most distant probe in the solar system. It was actually sent to study the outer planets of the solar system, but is now in an extended mission.
Both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 include the Voyager Golden Record, which is a recording of sounds and images of life on earth. It was designed by a team headed by Carl Sagan to communicate with extraterrestrial life.
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