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Voyager Turns 40 And NASA Wants You To Send A #MessageToVoyager! (Video)

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An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft. Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft are celebrating 40 years in August and September 2017. (Credits: NASA)

Join NASA in celebrating the Voyager mission’s 40 years of exploring space. Inspired by the messages of goodwill carried on Voyager’s Golden Record, you’re invited to send via social media a short, uplifting #MessageToVoyager and all that lies beyond it. With input from the Voyager team and a public vote, one of these messages will be selected for NASA to beam into interstellar space on Sept. 5, 2017—the 40th anniversary of Voyager 1’s launch.

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What (and how) can I submit a #MessageToVoyager?

  • Messages can have a maximum of 60 characters (A-Z, 0-9, spaces and punctuation)
  • Tag submissions #MessageToVoyager
  • Post messages on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ or Tumblr
  • Privacy settings on submission posts must be public to be considered
  • Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Aug. 15, 2017
  • JPL, NASA and the Voyager team will select their top picks
  • The public will choose the winning message by poll on this page from these top picks
  • NASA will beam the winning message through space toward Voyager 1

What’s noteworthy about the Voyager mission?

  • Voyager is the longest continuously operating space mission ever
  • Voyager 1 is the most distant human-made object ever
  • Voyager 1 is the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space
  • Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to fly by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  • Both are the first spacecraft able to detect their own problems and take corrective action
  • More about how the Voyagers blazed trails

#MessageToVoyager Social Media Campaign Timeline

August 1 Kickoff; tag submissions #MessageToVoyager
August 15 Submissions due
August 23 Public voting opens
August 29 Public voting closes
September 5 #MessageToVoyager transmission
September 6 #MessageToVoyager arrives in interstellar space in the vicinity of Voyager 1
[vc_message message_box_style=”outline” message_box_color=”blue”]NASA news release, posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Aug. 9, 2017

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