Voyager 1 set to make interstellar history

WASHINGTON – In 1977 Jimmy Carter became president. Roots began its historic TV appearance. Star Wars opened in theaters. Elvis Presley died. Oracle Corporation incorporated and Apple II computers arrived. Space Shuttle Enterprise began drop tests from a 747. Voyager 1 and 2 are launched.

You would have to be at least 40 years old with an incredible memory or a student of history to remember any of these events. And even if you were either or both of these, the launch of Voyager 1 and 2 may have been reinforced by the following images each of these spacecraft made in their exploration of the outer planets of the solar system.

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