PASADENA, CA – Forget the small screen. In real life, NASA’s Voyager I has drama of its own.
One astronomer claims the Voyager, which launched in 1977, reached the end of the solar system, and crossed into interstellar space.
Not so fast, says NASA. The space agency reports that Voyager is in an area of space called “the magnetic highway.” Since a change in the magnetic field’s direction hasn’t been detected yet (which is an indicator of interstellar space), it’s safe to say Voyager is still cruising along in our solar system.
Too bad. NASA could use the good PR, since they’re trying to shake down the government for funding to help save us from killer asteroids.
From way up high, too deep below… two engines from the Apollo missions were found along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The expedition (funded by Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos) spotted the parts three miles down and about 360 miles away from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Those engines helped send astronauts to the moon, and could even be linked to the mother of all missions: the first moon landing.
One engine could end up at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. As for the other? Something tells us it’s not coming to Houston.