Voyager 1 Bids Farewell To The Solar System

The Voyager 1 spacecraft will soon have a new territory to explore — interstellar space. Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone discusses whether the spacecraft will have a bumpy exit from the solar system, and the chances Voyager’s golden record may someday be intercepted by an advanced space-faring civilization.

In the SciFri Snack: NASA’s Ed Stone tells us that Voyager’s greatest contribution may be finding things we never thought to look for. Check out more SciFri Snacks — and join a conversation about what you’ve heard — at Soundcloud.

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Ed Stone

Dr. Ed Stone is the former Mission Scientist for NASA’s Voyager mission, based at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.