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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:56

I've always put inventory stickers on Corsair Voyager packaging so that "oya" is fully covered. Nobody thus far picked up the reference :(




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Posted 01 July 2013 - 17:17

Let me know when it goes beyond the rim, my dudes



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 18:15

I'm not sure why, but I tend to think Voyager will be destroyed, whenever it does leave the solar system -- by cosmic rays or something.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:39

I'm not sure why, but I tend to think Voyager will be destroyed, whenever it does leave the solar system -- by cosmic rays or something.

 

That'll be the "Star Trek Effect".

 

Hopefully, Kirk will be around with V'Ger returns... :p



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 14:46

Kind of makes you think, if you were there to witness it all, the voyage.

 

you would get really bored after a week... 



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 18:42

Apparently, the Voyager probe is now "officially" in interstellar space!
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-24026153
 

The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System.

Scientists say the probe's instruments indicate it has moved beyond the bubble of hot gas from our Sun and is now moving in the space between the stars.

Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the outer planets, but then just kept on going.

Today, the veteran Nasa mission is almost 19 billion km (12 billion miles) from home.

This distance is so vast that it takes 17 hours now for a radio signal sent from Voyager to reach receivers here on Earth.

"This is really a key milestone that we'd been hoping we would reach when we started this project over 40 years ago - that we would get a spacecraft into interstellar space," said Prof Ed Stone, the chief scientist on the venture.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 18:45

We are now interstellar space travelers whether we want to be or not.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 19:04

Its done surprisingly well to survive so long considering all the meteors and other hazards out there in the void of space



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 19:10

Meanwhile, 200+ years from now...

 

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