A veil of clouds was over New York City at 10:36am Eastern Time yesterday, September 11, 2011 as the crew of Expedition 28 observed a moment of silence from the International Space Station. And now, it is a new morning on the spaceship we call Earth.
Having outlasted all previous objectives, Voyager’s eternal mission at this point is just to fly off into interstellar space indefinitely. This piece sent me on a massive Wikipedia timewarp last night, in which I learned that Voyager is expected to keep flying until at least 2025, which will be a mind-numbing 48 years after its launch from this humble little ball of dirt. You’re a good ol’ girl, Voyager. Saganspeed!