25 August 1989

NASA illustration of Voyager 2. (NASA)

25 August 1981: 4 years, 5 days after launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn.

Upper atmosphere of Saturn, photographed by Voyager 2. (NASA)

© 2015, Bryan R. Swopes

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About Bryan Swopes

Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

4 thoughts on “25 August 1989

    1. On 25 August 1981, I set a new land speed record of 98 mph on my brand new 1981 fire engine red Suzuki GS450E. I am sure Voyager 2 was traveling a bit faster than that!!

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