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Our Spaceflight Heritage: 40 years after launch, NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft continue to return valuable dataCurt GodwinAugust 3rd, 2017
Well past their expected lifetime, and farther from Earth than any other human-designed spacecraft, the Voyager robotic explorers are approaching another significant milestone: 40 years of operation. The two interplanetary travelers, each launched in 1977, have traveled billions of miles and expanded humanity's understanding of the Solar System and beyond.
NASA’s Deep Space Network, the world’s largest and most powerful communications system for “talking to” spacecraft, will reach a milestone on Dec. 24: the 50th anniversary of its official creation.
Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to NASA-funded theoretical research.