It’s taken 36 years but the people of Earth can finally celebrate the first-ever human-made object leaving our solar system and entering that mysterious dark space between stars. NASA launched the Voyager 1 back in 1977 and according to researchers, the spacecraft is officially in interstellar space.
What’s most impressive about the feat in human science and space exploration is the fact that the Voyager is still operational and still reporting in, even after finishing its primary mission in 1989.
NASA science chief John Grunsfeld:
“Voyager has boldly gone where no probe has gone before, marking one of the most significant technological achievements in the annals of the history of science, and as it enters interstellar space, it adds a new chapter in human scientific dreams and endeavors. Perhaps some future deep-space explorers will catch up with Voyager, our first interstellar envoy, and reflect on how this intrepid spacecraft helped enable their future.”