Best Space Crafts Ever


The Top Ten

1 Voyagers 1 and 2 (launched 1977)

Greatest interplanetary missions in history, the Voyagers are likely to be the first spacecraft's to enter interstellar space - MatrixGuy

This is certainly the greatest, man built an unmanned spacecraft to conduct research about our solar system and universe.

2 Galileo (launched 1989)

Galileo was the first to enter into orbit around Jupiter to make a long-term, detailed study of the gas giant planet and its moons - MatrixGuy

3 Cassini-Huygens (launched 1997)
4 Spirit and Opportunity (launched 2003)

Continue to explore the Martian surface, having far outlasted their 90-day design lifetimes, and have discovered some of the best evidence to date that liquid water was present on the planet's surface in the past - MatrixGuy

5 Viking 1 and 2 (launched 1975)
6 Venera 9 (launched 1975)
7 Pioneers 10 and 11 (launched 1972, 1973)

Pioneer 10 proved the asteroid belt could be safely traversed, and was the first spacecraft to visit Jupiter. Pioneer 11 was the first spacecraft to see Saturn up close - MatrixGuy

8 NEAR (launched 1996) NEAR (launched 1996) Nate River, exclusively known by the mononym Near, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission achieved the first landing on an asteroid when the NEAR spacecraft touched down on 433 Eros on 12 February 2001 - MatrixGuy

9 Mariner 2 (launched 1962)
10 Mars Express (launched 2003)

Returned detailed 3D imagery of the Martian surface - MatrixGuy

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