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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-31 Voyager
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This artist concept shows NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft, celebrating 40 years of continual operation in August and September 2017.
PIA21839:
Voyager in Deep Space (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex in Florida on September 5, 1977, at 8:56 a.m. local time.
PIA21747:
Voyager 1 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex in Florida on September 5, 1977, at 8:56 a.m. local time.
PIA21746:
Voyager 1 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 20, 1977, at 10:29 a.m. local time.
PIA21745:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on August 20, 1977, at 10:29 a.m. local time.
PIA21744:
Voyager 2 Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, which was the first of the two Voyagers to launch, is seen at the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in August 1977.
PIA21743:
Voyager 2 Encapsulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, encapsulated within its payload fairing, is seen on August 5, 1977.
PIA21742:
Voyager 2 Preparing for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 Golden Record is prepared for installation on the spacecraft in this archival image from 1977.
PIA21741:
Voyager: Preparing the Golden Record
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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Engineers secure the cover over NASA's Voyager 1 Golden Record in 1977.
PIA21740:
Voyager: Installing the Golden Record
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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The Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle was moved to Launch Complex 41 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to complete checkout procedures in preparation for launch.
PIA21739:
Voyager 1's Launch Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows engineers working with the deployed magnetometer boom of one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft in Florida on June 17, 1977.
PIA21738:
Voyager in Florida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This image shows one of NASA's Voyagers in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. The photo is dated April 27, 1977.
PIA21737:
Voyager Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows engineers working on NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft on March 23, 1977.
PIA21736:
Voyager 2 Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager proof test model, which did not fly in space, in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on December 3, 1976.
PIA21735:
Voyager Test Model Configuration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager proof test model, which did not fly in space, in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on December 3, 1976.
PIA21734:
Voyager Test Model Configuration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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An engineer works on vibration acoustics and pyro shock testing for one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft on November 18, 1976. Several of the spacecraft's science instruments are visible at left.
PIA21733:
Voyager: Vibration Acoustics and Pyro Shock Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows engineers working on vibration acoustics and pyro shock testing of NASA's Voyager on November 18, 1976.
PIA21732:
Voyager Testing: 1976
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows the encapsulation of NASA's Voyager Development Test Model at NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Eastern Test Range. The picture was taken on October 8, 1976.
PIA21731:
Voyager Development Test Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows the encapsulation of NASA's Voyager Development Test Model at NASA's Kennedy Space Center's Eastern Test Range. The picture was taken on October 8, 1976.
PIA21730:
Voyager Development Test Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows the system test configuration for NASA's Voyager on October 1, 1976. The spacecraft's 10-sided bus is visible behind the catwalk railing in the foreground.
PIA21729:
Voyager: System Test Configuration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager 2 at the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
PIA21728:
Voyager 2 Encapsulation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft, encapsulated within its payload fairing, is seen in August 1977, as it was being hoisted upward for attachment to its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
PIA21727:
Voyager 2 in Launch Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows NASA's Voyager proof test model, which did not fly in space, in the 25-foot space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
PIA21726:
Voyager 2 Flight Hardware
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows an engineer working on the construction of a large, dish-shaped, high-gain antenna on NASA's Voyager. The picture was taken on July 9, 1976.
PIA21480:
Voyager: Antenna Dish Construction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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Engineers are engaged in the construction of a high gain antenna for one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft in This archival photo taken on October 29, 1975.
PIA21479:
Voyager: Antenna Dish Construction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the 10-sided central structure, or 'bus,' of the Voyager 2 spacecraft on February 24,1977.
PIA21478:
Voyager 2 Flight Hardware
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This photo shows the Voyager Proof Test Model undergoing a mechanical preparation and weight center of gravity test at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on January 12, 1977.
PIA21477:
Voyager Proof Test Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-05 Voyager
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This archival photo shows the Voyager Proof Test Model (in the foreground right of center) undergoing a mechanical preparation and weight center of gravity test at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, on January 12, 1977.
PIA21476:
Voyager Proof Test Model and Cleanroom
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-19 Voyager
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This photograph from Sept. 5, 1977, shows the launch of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
PIA17464:
Voyager 1 Launch (1977)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-03 Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a field of stars in the darkness of space as they travel farther away from Earth, on a journey to interstellar space, and will eventually circle around the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
PIA17036:
Voyager the Explorer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-03 Voyager
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As NASA's two Voyager spacecraft travel out into deep space, they carry a small American flag and a Golden Record packed with pictures and sounds -- mementos of our home planet.
PIA17035:
Mementos of Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the magnetic field lines generated by our sun are piling up and intensifying.
PIA16734:
Magnetic Field Line Pile-Up (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Voyager
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This image shows the low-energy charged particle instrument before it was installed on one of NASA's Voyager spacecraft in 1977. The instrument includes a stepper motor that turns the platform on which the sensors are mounted.
PIA16487:
Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Voyager
Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument
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This graphic shows the NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft and the location of its low-energy charged particle instrument. A labeled close-up of the low-energy charged particle instrument appears as the inset image.
PIA16484:
Location of Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This frame from an animation shows how the magnetic field lines emanating from our sun spiral out into the solar system as the sun rotates. NASA's Voyager 1 is in an area scientists are calling the stagnation region, at the outer layer of the heliosphere.
PIA15179:
The Sun's Magnetic Field Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the magnetic field lines generated by our sun are piling up and intensifying.
PIA15178:
Magnetic Field Lines Intensifying (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where the amount of high-energy particles diffusing into our solar system from outside has increased.
PIA15177:
Energetic Particles from Outside our Solar System Increase (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-16 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft in a new region at the edge of our solar system where there are fewer low energy particles that originate from inside our solar system.
PIA15176:
Low-Energy Particles Leaking out of the Solar System (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-05 Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space, which scientists are calling the stagnation region as depicted in this artist rendering.
PIA15173:
Voyager 1 Encounters Stagnation Region (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-29 Voyager
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This image highlights the special cargo onboard NASA's Voyager spacecraft: the Golden Record. Each of the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 carry a 12-inch gold-plated phonograph record with images and sounds from Earth.
PIA14113:
Voyager's Special Cargo: The Golden Record
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-29 Voyager
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This graphic shows the relative positions of NASA's most distant spacecraft in early 2011, looking at the solar system from the side. Voyager 1 is the most distant spacecraft, 10.9 billion miles away from the sun at a northward angle.
PIA14112:
Relative Positions of Distant Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-29 Voyager
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft. Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977. Voyager 1 was launched on Sept. 5, 1977.
PIA14111:
Model of Voyager (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-28 Voyager
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This graphic, based on data from NASA's Voyager spacecraft, shows a model of what our solar system looks like to an observer outside in interstellar space, watching our solar system fly towards the observer.
PIA13899:
Our Solar System, from the Outside
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-28 Voyager
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This graphic shows the different streams of charged particles inside the bubble around our sun and outside, in the unexplored territory of interstellar space. The heliosheath, where NASA's two Voyager spacecraft are now traveling, is shown in red.
PIA13898:
Streams of Charged Particles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-08 Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's two Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the heliosheath, the outer shell of the bubble of charged particles around our sun. The Voyagers have been in space 33 years.
PIA13892:
Voyagers in the Heliosheath (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-12 Sol (our sun) Voyager
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An artist's concept illustrates the positions of the Voyager spacecraft in relation to structures formed around our Sun by the solar wind.
PIA04927:
Voyager Approaches Final Frontier (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-10-30 Earth Voyager
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NASA's Voyager 2 was launched on Aug. 20, 1977 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida where it was propelled into space on a Titan/Centaur rocket.
PIA01480:
Voyager 2 Launch
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