Ambitious Startups Could Signal The Coming Of A Second Space Age

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http://techcrunch.com – In late March, the American Geophysical Union announced that the Voyager I space probe became the first man-made object to leave our solar system. Just a few hours later though, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shot down that claim noting that the tell-tale sign of hitting interstellar space (a “change in the direction of the magnetic field”) hasn’t been detected yet. Still, this whole thing got me thinking: NASA launched Voyager I in 1972 to peer more closely at the outer planets. By late 1980, the probe had completed its tour of Jupiter and Saturn and made a gravity-a (IT news)