Jersey Proud: Princeton University instructor overseeing progress of interstellar space probes

Jamie Rankin was just promoted to deputy project scientist for the Voyager space probes.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2023, 3:33 AM

Updated 561 days ago

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An instructor at Princeton University has an out-of-this-world job.
Jamie Rankin was just promoted to deputy project scientist for the Voyager space probes.
She works and teaches at Princeton's space physics lab.
She's overseeing two of America's oldest space probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, both which launched in 1977.
They are now interstellar probes currently more than 10 billion miles from Earth after they left the solar system many years ago.
The Voyager space probes are still sending back data.
Rankin's job is to keep that data flow going for as long as possible and interpret the findings.


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