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NASA’s Voyager project scientist Ed Stone retires after 50 years

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Ed Stone is flying off into the sunset after 50 years as science chief of NASA’s groundbreaking Voyager mission.

Stone has retired as the project scientist of Voyager, which sent twin probes on a historic “grand tour” of the solar system’s giant planets and, much later, out to interstellar space. He had held the post since 1972 — five years before the launch of the twin spacecraft, which are still going strong.

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