Hey Space Placers!
UPDATE: Listen to interstellar space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LIAZWb9_si4
Voyager 1 has now been officially determined to be in interstellar space and may have been for the past year.
NASA held a news conference today to make the announcement about the 36 year-old spacecraft that is now over 12-billion miles from the Sun.
You can Read More About It Here: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/12sep_voyager1/
This is a milestone that is singularly unique in the whole history of humanity. Voyager 1 and her sister ship Voyager 2 in possibly 3 or so years, will roam amongst the stars of the Milky Way Galaxy. Conceivably they could outlast their makers in terms of time.
The Voyagers have enough nuclear fuel to operate certain instruments and their radios to stay in contact with Earth through at least 2020. Their unique voyages of exploration will continue to expand our knowledge of, and our presence in, interstellar space.
This is the good part of what humanity can do and why we need space exploration.
Sky Guy in VA