Made in the USA is seriously out of this world

Posted by LDonia on 09/17/2013

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, 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.

1 comment

Anonymous wrote 47 weeks 6 days ago

Proud to be a Houstonian!!

Very cool. Go NASA! It is great to know that American innovation still has a place in the astrological community.

As a Houston-based stud welding manufacturer and distributor, we love to see American fabrication at work. The fact that we can build anything that can make it past Saturn is absolutely mind blowing.

Thanks for the update!

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