I was very eager to read this book, as I believe the Voyager story is amazing. However the author goes to great lengths to compare the voyager mission to earlier missions of disovery, and so much of the book is taken up with descriptions of explorations I was already aware of. I was hoping for more about how the idea for the mission came about, the detail of the instrumentation and the sheer incredible achievement of realising a project when the technology needed didn't really exist. I still think there is a great book to be written about Voyager, how it came about, how it was realised, its trials and tribulations, the impact that the pictures and data it returned have had and continue to have on the world. Sadly , I felt to much of this book was taken up with the thesis of "the third age of Discovery", rather than just telling the Voyager story. One example is that the author jumps pretty much from the final deciasion to go ahead with the project to the launch. It was during this period that decisions regarding the instrumentation to be used, the type of camera, the power source etc were made, it was these decisions that made Voyager the great success it was and still is, and I want to know more about the how and why.
That said, it's great that Voyager is still in the public mind, and continues to send back information from so far away. I believe Voyager is amoungst the greatest man-made objects of all time.