The two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, the beginning of a journey that took them past the giant planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune—and out of the solar system, into the interstellar medium. Dr. Bagenal will look back on how the Voyager mission was started, the instruments they carried and trajectory they followed. The Voyager mission has involved several LASP scientists and engineers and the scientific results shown in many CU-Boulder classes. We will show the huge impact of their scientific discoveries not only on our understanding of the solar system but also in inspiring many people across the world.
Contact: Tom Mason