1972年3月2日，先锋10从肯尼迪推出。 它带着Carl Sagan和Frank Drake设计的牌匾，显示了地球上人类文明的一些细节。 该工艺前往木星，然后继续进入深度空间过去的期望。 2001年，随着距离星座金牛座的遥远和途径，重新建立联系人7.29亿英里。 2002年再次提交了联系。预计先锋将在约200万年内达到金牛座的红星奥尔德巴兰。
原文：1972 Mar 2, Pioneer 10 was launched from Cape Kennedy. It carried a plaque designed by Carl Sagan and Frank Drake showing some details of human civilization on Earth. The craft headed to Jupiter and then continued into deep space long past expectations. In 2001 contact was re-established with the craft 7.29 billion miles distant and enroute toward the constellation Taurus. Contact was again made in 2002. Pioneer was expected to reach the red star Aldebaran in Taurus in about 2 million years.