The USS Voyager (NCC-74656) was a 24th century Federation Intrepid-class starship operated by Starfleet. The twin Voyager spacecraft are celebrating 40 years of continual operation in August and September 2017. In the early 1970s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) developed a mission called Voyager … The signifcants of this event would be that they got there and it was sucessful The USS Voyager was constructed at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards orbiting Mars and … Below is a timeline by Space News and chronicling the first 50 years of spaceflight. If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Wednesday after 37 years without use. Voyager 1 has an identical twin. The Voyager spacecrafts were built to fly past the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus) and study them closely, the first time in human history they'd been observed up close.The spacecraft succeeded magnificently, advancing planetary science by vast leaps. The probes were launched in 1977 to take advantage of a favorable alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.Although their original mission was to study only the planetary systems of Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 2 continued on to Uranus and Neptune. July 9th, 1979 was the time that the second approach to Jupitar happened. The vessel was famous for completing an unscheduled seven-year journey across the Delta Quadrant between 2371 and 2378, which was the first successful exploration of that quadrant by the Federation. As loads are turned off, some spacecraft capabilities are eliminated. You are invited to walk through the half century of space … The Voyager program is an American scientific program that employs two robotic probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, to study the outer Solar System. Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant planets, and the only one to have flown past distant Uranus and Neptune. 1. As the electrical power decreases, power loads on the spacecraft must be turned off in order to avoid having demand exceed supply. Voyager 1 makes its closest point to Jupiter.