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During the initial return of data from the Voyager 1 Saturn encounter a few spontaneous gatherings occurred during which space related journalists gathered in a circle around mission scientists in Von Karman Auditorium at the Jjet Propulsion Laboratory, next to the full scale replica of the spacecraft. Voyager, particularly Voyager 2, filled in a good deal of the emptiness of our knowledge of the Gas Giant planets of the Solar System.
As dawn broke on the day of the first launch attempt of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission, the artificial and natural lighting delicately interplayed for a few magic minutes.