Saturday, August 19, 2006

News from the Final Frontier

Last week Voyager 1 passed the 100 Astronomical Units from the sun mark. That's well over nine billion miles from home. The Voyager probes use thermoelectric power generation (converting the heat generated by radioactive material into electricity). I wonder if companies today have the vision to assemble a team that would continue to work thirty years after the project was successfully launched.

NASA has also contracted with some relatively unknown aerospace companies in the hopes of getting a transport capable of getting to the International Space Station.

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