Reaching Further into Space

In November of this year, NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe crossed the boundary of the heliosphere and reached interstellar space.   This makes Voyager 1 and 2 the furthest human-made objects from Earth.  They have been on their journey of discovery for 41 years now, and will continue until their plutonium…

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Happy Anniversary, Explorer I

60 years ago today, on January 31, 1958, Americans made our first venture into space with the unmanned satellite Explorer I.   Explorer I was a welcome accomplishment during the tense days of the Cold War.  The Soviets had gotten off to an early lead in the space race, launching the…

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