Magnificent Journey—The Odyssey of Voyager I and II

After all this time.

 

Thirty-seven years, to be exact.

 

And, with a push of a button, a flick of a switch, a set of backup thrusters, not used since 1980, have awakened.

 

Your thrusters worked perfectly.

 

Whenever we’ve asked of you, you’ve always delivered.

 

You—Voyager I and II—are two of the biggest inspirations in my life.  You’ve given me hope, and promised all of us a brighter tomorrow.

 

Not because of what you’ve achieved, or what you, perhaps, might achieve in the future.  But because of all the things you allow humanity to hope for.

 

I believe we will one day reach the stars.

 

I also believe that you will reach them too.  Conceivably, before us.

 

I know you’re just metal, and a series of components and mechanisms.  But to me, you are so much more.

 

I wish you safe travels.

 

I—the Great American Storyteller—bid you Godspeed.

 

 

http://www.baltazarbolado.com/golden-record-echo-into-eternity-the-magnificent-journeys-of-voyager-i-and-ii/

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/2/16727690/nasa-voyager-1-trajectory-correction-maneuver-thrusters-first-time-37-years

 

 

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