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30 Years Ago: Voyager 2's Historic Neptune Flyby

22 Aug 2019, 16:48 UTC
30 Years Ago: Voyager 2's Historic Neptune Flyby NASA

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system's eighth planet. Marking the end of the Voyager mission's Grand Tour of the solar system's four giant planets - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - that first was also a last: No other spacecraft has visited Neptune since.

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