In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager Interstellar Mission (VIM). During the first stages of this mission the Voyager 1 and 2 were programmed to explore the gas giant planets in the outer solar system. Today they are still traveling away from Earth and are close to reaching interstellar space. They will be the first human-made objects to enter interstellar space and carry with them an important message our species meant to represent the best of what our species is, and can be.
Published by Cadell Last
I am a science educator, freelance science writer, and founder of The Advanced Apes based in Toronto, Ontario. In the past my academic research focused on the evolution, ecology, and behaviour of non-human primates (i.e., chimpanzees, gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs). Currently, my official blog, The Ratchet, can be found via The Advanced Apes and Svbtle. I enjoy exploring recent research in human evolutionary sciences, as well as biology, ecology, astronomy, physics, and computer science. My work has been featured in Scientific American, American Humanist, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. I am also exploring science popularization in new mediums in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios with an animated YouTube channel. You can contact me on Twitter (@cadelllast) or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org View all posts by Cadell Last