The Voyager Program #2: National Lampoon's Space Exploration

Tech Tales

Apr 25 2022 • 23 mins


The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes finally launched in late 1977, following around a decade of development and planning. Both probes captured incredible photos of Jupiter and Venus, and collected valuable scientific data, though the journey wasn't without challenges. Hosted by Corbin Davenport, guest starring Cody Toombs. Discuss this episode on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TechTalesPodcast Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechTalesShow Follow on Mastodon/Fediverse: https://mas.to/@techtales Support on PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/techtalesdonate Photos: • https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/voyager-1-takes-the-first-image-of-the-earth-moon-system-in-a-single-frame • https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/images-voyager-took/jupiter/ • https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/images-voyager-took/saturn/ Videos: • https://youtu.be/ZQIxyqt0fV4 Sources: • https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4219/Chapter11.html • https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/timeline • https://www.npr.org/2010/02/12/123614938/an-alien-view-of-earth • https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/interstellar-mission • https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1977-084A • https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/news/voyager-mission-anniversary-computers-command-data-attitude-control/ • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/magazine/the-loyal-engineers-steering-nasas-voyager-probes-across-the-universe.html • https://descanso.jpl.nasa.gov/DPSummary/Descanso4--Voyager_ed.pdf