Saturday, January 11, 2014

Retro Saturday: Voyager 2: Rendezvous with Saturn

Click the arrow to watch the documentary on YouTube. Video source: wdtvlive42 YouTube channel.

This week's Retro Saturday is Voyager 2: Rendezvous with Saturn. This copy of the 1981 documentary has captions in French; I've been unable to locate one with English captions, but the narrative is in English.

Last year, it was confirmed that Voyager 1 had left the solar system. Voyager 2 isn't that far behind, anticipated to leave the solar system in three to four years.

The documentary is a reminder of the truly hideous fashions and hair styles of the early 1980s. Not to mention typewriters, and that computer prequel the word processor. It's also a return to the NASA “worm” logo of the era.

By the way, Voyager 2 launched on a Titan IIIE from Pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 20, 1977.

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