Next in Space

What's coming up in space exploration

Voyager 1

2020

Around 2020
Voyager 1 initiates instrument power shutdown

2025

No earlier than 2025
Voyager 1 can no longer power any single instrument

Far Future

In about 300 years
Voyager 1 reaches the Oort Cloud
In about 30,000 years
Voyager 1 leaves the Oort Cloud
In about 40,000 years (from 2013)
Voyager 1 is closer to Gliese 445 than to our sun