11 Amazing facts about Voyager 1, the fastest spacecraft ever!

Simon's Voyager  Adventure!

Simon is going Interstellar, and you're invited!

Get ready for the ride of your life on Simon's "Fact Finding Spacecraft".

You'll speed through the asteroid belt, while you wave at Jupiter and Saturn.

Then imagine yourself floating in space, next to the fastest space probe ever!

Where Is Voyager Now?.

 Here's a link to NASA's page where you can check where Voyager 1 is right now!

Infographic and Info.

 A  fantastic page by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab with info-graphics about the Voyager mission

More Cool Posters And Infographics From NASA!

How amazing is NASA? This page has Voyager posters and information, all free!

NASA's Voyager home page, seriously excellent!

11 Fascinating Facts about Voyager 1

  • Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 cost $328 million in 1977.
  • The only deep space telescope capable of sending information to Voyager is in Australia.
  • Voyager sends information back to earth using 12 watts of power, the same power that fires up the light in your refrigerator.
  • It is travelling at 16 Kilometres a second and covers more than a million kilometres every day.
  • Voyager 1 will likely outlive our Sun and the earth, orbiting the milky way galaxy forever.
  • Voyager 1 is the fastest spacecraft we have ever launched into space.
  • It has been using an 8 track tape system to record and send back information to the earth for the past 42 years without fail.
  • It now takes 20 hours for signals from Voyager to reach us, at the speed of light!
  • Voyager 1 used Jupiter and Saturn to "Slingshot" and increase its speed without using extra fuel.
  • The Voyagers  have a "Golden Record" attached to them, designed to be a calling card in case an alien race intercepted them. It contains music, sounds and images from the Earth.
  • Voyager is powered by a nuclear battery which will likely run out by 2025.

Check out this excellent Voyager Video!

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Comments: 9
  • #1

    yellowcat (Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:10)

    this is cool

  • #2

    Emperpor Destroyer99 (Wednesday, 27 May 2020)

    This is great Simon ��
    It has lots of different

  • #3

    Jonathan Hodges (Friday, 01 January 2021 17:54)

    Hi how long did it take to build you? Also will you ever come back to earth?

  • #4

    Jonathan Hodges (Friday, 01 January 2021 17:55)

    It tricked me that message was not to this but its cool

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