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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I tell you, NASA hasn't produced any news in a looooong time (yes, including the Mars rover) that I am interested in. I am a big opponent of the money we spend on NASA. I think there are far more important things that we should be spending money on than this. However, this story has me very intrigued. There are some pretty funny comments at the bottom of the story as well. Things such as "Wouldn't it be cool if it hit a wall?" or "What if it discovered that the solar system is flat?". I am very interested to hear what it finds. Also, as is said in the comments, it is amazing this thing is still working 35 years after its launch. A true technological feat IMO.
    Voyager 1 probe leaving solar system reaches "magnetic highway" exit - Yahoo! News
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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    To me, it's less a feat of technology, and more of shear dumb luck, that Voyager is still function properly.

    As for space travel? Short of finding some sort of mass relay device on mars, a'la Mass Effect....


    We're stuck in our solar system for a long, long time. We have trouble exploring the bottom of our ocean. The galaxy? Forget it. It's not about finding ways to go fast...we can do that, I've no doubt. Safely?


    Not so much.
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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    When I was a kid, I honestly thought we'd be exploring planets outside our solar system by now. Yeah, I know, I'm a Star Trek kid with delusions of grandeur. I'm really disappointed how little we've advanced since landing on the moon, and mourn the loss of NASA even as I understand that it has become an under-funded boondoggle.

    At least when I want to see what space travel of the future might really be like, I can pop in my Mass Effect trilogy and save the damned galaxy all by myself! It... dulls the pain of our boring, earth-bound reality.
    I'm disappointed too. I thought we would have made it to mars by now (we as in people stepping foot on martian soil), it's just a matter of funding, radiation protection and avoiding martian dust storms.

    Totally doable and if the USSR didn't fall apart we probably would have been there by now. They always ruin everything
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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    NASA is priceless!
    Actually, it costs about 17 billion a year to you and I.
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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Bye-bye Voyager.



    Stay safe.
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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Pretty soon Voyager is going to run into the metal locker door.
    Isn't Voyager a fake.
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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    I'm really amazed and impressed that Voyager is still functioning and transmitting across such huge distances!

    I share Dianna's disappointment about our progress in space, but maybe the demise of NASA is just a sign that our priorities here on Earth are not fit for a proper space age yet. Part of me hopes though that the ISS launches are actually secret transports going to a Moon base that will one day be revealed to everyone.

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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    But didn't Voyager come back from the Delta quadrant a while back?
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    Re: Voyager 1 Satellite Reaches Edge of Solar System

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    I'm really amazed and impressed that Voyager is still functioning and transmitting across such huge distances!

    I share Dianna's disappointment about our progress in space, but maybe the demise of NASA is just a sign that our priorities here on Earth are not fit for a proper space age yet. Part of me hopes though that the ISS launches are actually secret transports going to a Moon base that will one day be revealed to everyone.

    A girl can dream can't she? :P
    Actually, rather concrete plans are being laid to have permanent settlers on Mars by 2023. By 2018 they will be sending ahead supplies and robots to set up the installation.

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