Since Sputnik 1 was launched in 1957, humans have sent thousands of spacecraft into the cosmos. There are currently around 50 active craft in our Solar System (not including miniaturised, amateur or commercial craft). Here’s where they are and what research they are doing.
Still flying through and beyond our Solar System, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes carry aboard with them a Golden Record, demonstrating the life and culture of planet Earth – see images of this iconic time capsule being made in 1977.
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Launched into space in 1977 to study the outer planets, Voyager 1 has become the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. To celebrate its incredible achievement, we look back at the highlights of its epic journey.