The Interstellar Age

Jim Bell - Central 919.9204 B4338i 2015

The Arizona State University scientist James F. Bell 1965, not the anarchist Jim Bell 1958.

Voyager 1 is the first functional space probe in interstellar space, crossing the heliopause at in 2012. Voyager 2 crossed in 2018. Both spacecraft are still transmitting data as I write this.

Bell was born in Rhode Island, loved the Apollo missions as a young child, and had an 8 inch Meade telescope as a teenager. Only PBS had science shows ... mostly NOVA. Carl Sagan's 1980 Cosmos inspired him to be a scientist. Viking was "astounding", but Voyager was "irresistible".

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