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Launch of Voyager 1

On September 5, 1977, Voyager 1 was launched from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Although Voyager 1 left Earth 16 days after Voyager 2, its faster flight path allowed it to pass the slower craft and arrive at Jupiter more than four months ahead of Voyager 2. The launch vehicle, shown here, is a Titan III E/ Centaur rocket, which stands nearly 50 m (164 ft) high and weighs almost 635,000 kg (1.4 million lb).

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