Astronomy Cast

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 12
Science & Medicine 32

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.


Episode 199: The Voyager Program

September 20th, 2010

Episode 231 of 460 episodes

Launched in 1977, the twin Voyager spacecraft were sent to explore the outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Because of a unique alignment of the planets, Voyager 2 was the first spacecraft to ever make a close approach to Uranus and Neptune. Let’s take a look back at this amazing program, and see where the spacecraft are today.