NASA received unusual signals from a spacecraft 13 billion miles away (video)
Finally, 37 years after its initial flight, NASA has confirmed that we will be able to recover Voyager 1. This discovery comes as a complete surprise to all of us, and we are overjoyed with the return of one of mankind’s best inventions.
In case you don’t remember, Voyager 1 was NASA and JPL’s first spacecraft, and its mission was basic and complex. The problem it faced was either caused by unexpected events or the result of poor preparation, but NASA claims its spacecraft remained stuck in space after its main thrusters failed.
Despite its ability to travel at speeds of up to 35,000 miles per hour, the craft is crippled in orbit, drifting wherever its weight takes it.
It’s about 13 billion miles from Earth, but NASA has recently made contact with its secondary thrusters, which could indicate there’s still hope for it.
TCM thrusters seem to be operational, but with their help we will be able to extend the spacecraft’s journey home for another 1-2 years.
Chris Jones, Robert Shotwell, Carl Guernsey and Todd Barber, among the best minds in the world, were nominated for this task. We wish them success in their endeavors; they will be difficult but rewarding.