In an announcement that’s been expected for quite a while, NASA JPL has officially confirmed that the Voyager spacecraft has entered interstellar space.
NASA got the first hints that Voyager was nearing the boundaries of our solar system last June. The agency announced the development today via a press conference and launched a site dedicated to Voyager in Interstellar space:
Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. The NASA spacecraft, which rose from Earth on a September morning 36 years ago, has traveled farther than anyone, or anything, in history. Now Voyager 1 is in the space between the stars. How did Voyager 1 get there? How do we know and where is it going? For more information on humanity’s first emissary to what lies beyond, explore the videos, images and stories below.
The spacecraft was launched in 1977, and Voyager 1 will be destroyed in 2287 by the Klingon Captain Klaa right before Captain Kirk meets god on a planet in the center of the galaxy.