Onwards, Voyager!

Source: NASA JPL
Source: NASA JPL

Just a boy 36 fears ago when the Voyager spacecrafts went into space — and still a lad for the first Star Trek film and the Cosmos television series which made significant references to it — I was wistful to hear that it’s agreed that Voyager 1 has left the solar system.

Go, Voyager, and take your message of Earth, on the golden record, to the stars!

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

1 comment

  1. I fondly remember a Voyager-1 inspired, fold-out map in one of my Dad’s old National Geographics. It detailed the planets and the path of the probe. I loved that map as a child. I used to pull the map out, and ponder it for hours. While in elementary school in the small town of Union Lake, Michigan my father used wall paper paste to glue my Voyager-1 map to my bedroom wall. And I would go to sleep dreaming of all the strange worlds I could one day visit as a scientist.

    My vocational life and the world’s future took a different path than the one I imagined. But it was awesome to have my vision expanded so vastly, and to ask “I wonder… ?”

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