1977 – Voyager 1 & 2 launched

Voyager – The Interstellar Mission – [nasa.gov]

Voyager Mission Fast Facts – [nasa.gov]

Launch
Voyager 2 launched on August 20, 1977, from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket. On September 5, Voyager 1 launched, also from Cape Canaveral aboard a Titan-Centaur rocket.

Planetary Tour
Between them, Voyager 1 and 2 explored all the giant planets of our outer solar system, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; 48 of their moons; and the unique system of rings and magnetic fields those planets possess.

Closest approach to Jupiter occurred on March 5, 1979 for Voyager 1; July 9, 1979 for Voyager 2.

Closest approach to Saturn occurred on November 12, 1980 for Voyager 1; August 25, 1981 for Voyager 2.

Closest approach to Uranus occurred on January 24, 1986 by Voyager 2.

Closest approach to Neptune occurred on August 25, 1989 by Voyager 2.

PRECURSOR:
1903 – Wright brothers flight
1957 – Sputnik 1
1969 – Apollo 11 lands on the Moon

SUBSEQUENT:
1981 – Space Shuttle
2004 – Rovers land on Mars
2008 – Voyager1 leaves the Solar System

SEE ALSO:
Voyager Timeline – [nasa.gov]
Golden Data

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