The Voyager explorers, which provided scientists and the world with the first detailed pictures of faraway planets, were designed and tested during 1972 to 1977. The two most intelligent machines ever built in the NASA space program, the explorers were launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., in 1977. Voyager 2 was launched first on August 20, followed by Voyager 1 on September 5.
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Air and Space TransportationEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1972Pioneer RdFlintridgeState: CAZip: 91011Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/air-and-space-transportation/-171-voyager-spacecraft-interplanetary-explorers-%28Creator: NASA
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Society: ASMEEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974Vessel no longer exists in original formWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/water-transportation/-239-hughes-glomar-explorer-%281974%29Creator: Hughes, Howard, Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
The Hughes Glomar Explorer was designed to complete the mission of lifting a 2,000-ton Soviet submarine 17,000 feet from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The Soviet Golf-II class submarine K-129 sank in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii in April 1968 and the recovery mission, the “Jennifer Project”, as it was termed, took place in July 1974.
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEEra_date_from: 1974