May 25, 2005

Now, NASA, this is when you stick in the R2-D2 noises...

Buried in MSNBC comes word that Voyager 1 has definitely passed the termination shock and is now within the heliosheath, the region of space which serves as the border crossing between our solar system and interstellar space.

Which is all well and good, but last month there was a warning that the funding for the Voyager missions were being scrapped and I haven't heard anything since. Maybe some intrepid press-savvy PR guy for the project is planting good news to keep it going.

Whatever works.