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That experience is ongoing--it looks like I'll be heading back down in February when a new launch date in one of the upcoming windows is set.
However, today, I learned that a mission just a bit older than the Shuttle is also continuing to return science dividends to this day. The solar wind measured by Voyager 1 is now travelling sideways relative to its path from the solar system. It is, quite literally, on the edge of interstellar space, where our sun ceases to be the dominant player in the immediate space around it.
I hadn't realized that Voyager was doing anything more than "pinging." So glad to hear that it's still providing new data, year after year.