Made in the USA is seriously out of this world
Over the last couple of weeks we've provided you with lots of land-based pieces of manufacturing trivia, but how about a space-based one? Outer space-based, to be more precise.
NASA launched its Voyager 1 craft in 1977. Now? It's roughly 12 billion miles from Earth. According to Mike Wall at space.com, the journal Science published a study last week confirming that Voyager 1 entered interstellar space (likely in the summer of 2012) which means ...
That's correct. Only one man-made object has ever left the solar system, and that man-made object was Made in the USA. Oh, and some bonus trivia, Voyager 1's "sister" spacecraft, Voyager 2 was also Made in the USA.
Image from NASA Jet Prepulsion Lab's website, used following Fair Use guidelines.
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