Pour one out for the (sorta) little spacecraft that could: NASA Needs A “Miracle” to Save Voyager 1. But pay no mind to the masthead image in the article, that’s Pioneer 10 or 11.

Once the drinks are done, get the engineering team together and figure out how to do it again, but better this time. 50-year interstellar probe lifetimes are barely enough to get us out the door of the Solar System. We need something that can go as long as a century and as far as a thousand astronomical units. Voyager 1 is currently tooling along towards 163 AU.

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