Manned Voyager - piloted flybys

January 1966: Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, chair of NASA Science and Technology Advisory Committee, asks NASA to compare Voyager with a piloted flyby (PF) bearing robot probes ("manned Voyager³)
  • PF concept proposed by Gaetano Crocco in 1956
  • PF studied at NASA Marshall beginning in 1962
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