Thursday, September 6, 2012

Johnny B. Goode Crosses The Heliosphere

Voyager is crossing the Heliosphere this week, at a meager 10 miles per second (yikes!) as it exists the unknown solar system. No other object made by humans has gone this far away from Earth, ever before.  On board, chosen by Carl Sagan (RIP), is a gold disk, with 27 songs from Earth.  Among them, is the Chuck Berry classic, Johnny B Goode.

And Voyager runs on a 1977 vintage computer processor and memory chip that has 1/100,000 of the memory and capability that an 8 Gig iPhone has.  NASA site link here.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yea, and We Built That. The US Government. National Air & Space Administration. Not a private company. Not the free hand of the market. A democratic society, who cared about Science and developing technology, in the 1970s.


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