To: Uranus

There has been only 1 NASA mission to Uranus – Voyager 2 launched many years ago in 1977.  Further details about the Uranus missions can be found on NASA’s Uranus web pages.  Uranus is planet number 7 in our Solar System’s line up.  And the 3rd largest planet (by radius – about 4x that of the Earth) and is at a minimum distance of 1.2 billion km (746 million miles).  More details about Uranus can be found on NASA’s Uranus Fact Sheet.  A quick look at all of the planets can be found here .
 
  • Voyager 2
    Voyager 1 and 2 as they approach interstellar space
  • Uranus Exploration
    Video by the Kurdstan Planetarium
  • Humanity\'s Farthest Journey
    You Tube Video from Spacerip
  • Humanity\'s Farthest Journey
    Panel discussion from NASA
  • Uranus
    JPL Video
 
 
Voyager 2 – 1977 Voyager 2 launched 8/20/1977 and was the first of a pair of spacecraft launched to explore Jupiter and Saturn then on to the outer planets like Uranus and Neptune  (detailed description)  but was plagued with problems – later overcome.  Its launch date was unique in that Voyager 2’s path would take it past Uranus and Neptune as well as Jupiter and Saturn.  Like Voyager 1, it contained a golden record of sounds from earth.  Voyager continues to speed out of our solar system. Images from Voyager 1 and 2 can be found here.
 
 

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