The first person to see the ‘Pale Blue Dot’ image still has it stashed in her closet

National Geographic | Feb 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM
  • Thirty years ago today, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft had already traveled well beyond the realm of the planets and was shooting toward interstellar space.
  • Thirty-four minutes after capturing Earth, Voyager’s cameras turned off forever.
  • Hansen spoke with National Geographic about what the Pale Blue Dot meant to her then, what it means to her now, and where she’s stashed the original photograph.