Source: Science Daily
quote: I just get chills when I think of Voyager. I was born in 1977! To think that way back then we had the foresight and drive to launch something for deep space, which to this day is still giving us valuable information about out Solar System, and hopefully beyond, is amazing to me. Talk about American exceptionalism and ingenuity. NASA estimates Voyager 1's power source will keep it running until around 2020. I'm amazed all the electronics still work! On something designed with 1970's technology? My hats off to everyone involved in such a project and who works this very day to keep our little probe going at 636 miles per second to the historic goal of leaving our Solar System. I'm just in awe.