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The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA's Voyager Probes Across the Universe


Larry Zottarelli, Voyager flight crew

Larry Zottarelli, who recently retired from the Voyager flight crew.

Credit:Graeme Mitchell for The New York Times

In the early spring of 1977, Larry Zottarelli, a 40-year-old computer engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, set out for Cape Canaveral, Fla., in his Toyota Corolla.

From The New York Times Magazine
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