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The two Voyager probes were launched August 20 and September 5, 1977. 33 years and 21 billion kilometers later, these two spacecraft are still sending back valuable information about our solar system and they have power for another 10 more years of observation. It is truly a mind-boggling achievement of people and technology that is largely forgotten by most people. Our guest tonight is STEPHEN J. PYNE, Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and an award-winning environmental historian. His new book VOYAGER: SEEKING NEWER WORLDS IN THE THIRD GREAT AGE OF DISCOVERY is the first history to conceptually place these Voyager missions in the long history of human voyages of discovery and is one of the finest books written about our ideas about space exploration. These Voyager missions are unique and quite different from all other explorations that have gone on before in human history. Tune in and find out why.