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AP Aerospace Writer 

Voyager 1 leads pack of world's most distant spacecraft


August 18, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Voyager 1 has traveled farther from Earth than any other spacecraft. It's a mind-boggling 12.9 billion miles away, 40 years after its launch.

A list of the world's most distant spacecraft, according to NASA. All flew from Cape Canaveral.


1. Voyager 1 at 12.9 billion miles distant. Launched Sept. 5, 1977. Only spacecraft to reach interstellar space.

2. Pioneer 10 no longer communicating at an estimated at 11.1 billion miles distant. Launched in 1972.

3. Voyager 2 at 10.6 billion miles distant. Launched Aug. 20, 1977.

4. Pioneer 11 no longer communicat...

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