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Nice profile of the (aged) Voyager Flight Engineers
MichaelDoyle
post Dec 26 2017, 07:58 PM
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I happened across an (online) article in the New York Times from August that writes of the current (well, 2016) team of flight engineers for the Voyagers. There are a total of 9, only one of which is under age 50. The flight office has not been at the JPL campus for years, eventually landing in 2002 in a rented building in Altadena [on the Google Maps satellite view, 3 buildings are labeled JPL Bldg 600 and Bldg 602, between a McDonalds and the Scott-Fox Puppy Preschool on W. Woodbury Rd!].

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/magazine...e-universe.html

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post Jan 4 2018, 02:27 AM
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I think that article prompted my post wondering where the weekly statuses went, and whether there was an equivalent annual summary. Alas.
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MichaelDoyle
post Yesterday, 05:50 PM
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All,

I have run across a fantastic book containing conversations with many key figures involved in the Voyager project:
"Voyager Tales: Personal Views of the Grand Tour", David W. Swift, AIAA, 1997
Contains quite a bit of information of interest to those of us who have followed these craft for decades.
You can read quite a bit of it on Google Books:
https://books.google.com/books?id=E-NGFqfq1...p;q&f=false
I see that this book has, not suprisingly, been noted within these forums before:
http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...amp;#entry34802
Not a bad idea to have a mention of it within the actual Voyager forum...

And then there is a fine article from the New York Times about the current crew of (aged) Voyager flight engineers (well, current to spring 2017, anyway):
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/magazine...e-universe.html
The retirement of one of the engineers covered in the article is noted in:
http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/27/technology...nasa/index.html

From this NYT article, I found that the Voyager crew had long ago been moved off of the main JPL campus. Since 2002, they have been (not far) down the way along W Woodbury Road in (officially) Altadena. In the satellite view on Google Maps, I found 2 buildings labeled JPL Bldg 600 and JPL Bldg 602 between N. Parnell Way & N. Lincoln Ave which jibe with the NYT article describing the building being close by the "Scott-Fox Puppy Preschool"...

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