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The Farthest (2017)

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It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.

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Emer Reynolds

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Emer Reynolds
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Frank Drake Frank Drake ... Himself
Carolyn Porco Carolyn Porco ... Herself
John Casani John Casani ... Himself
Lawrence Krauss ... Himself
Timothy Ferris Timothy Ferris ... Himself
Edward Stone ... Himself
Nick Sagan Nick Sagan ... Himself
Larry Soderblom Larry Soderblom ... Himself
Charley Kohlhase Charley Kohlhase ... Himself
Fran Bagenal Fran Bagenal ... Herself
James F. Bell James F. Bell ... Himself
Frank Locatell Frank Locatell ... Himself
Suzanne Dodd Suzanne Dodd ... Herself
Jon Lomberg Jon Lomberg ... Himself
Heidi Hammel Heidi Hammel ... Herself
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Is it humankind's greatest achievement? 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space. It is the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a plutonium generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity and all our creations. It could be the only thing to mark our existence. Perhaps some day an alien will find it and wonder. The story of Voyager is an epic of human achievement, personal drama and almost miraculous success. Launched 16 days apart in Autumn 1977, the twin Voyager space probes have defied all the odds, survived countless near misses and almost 40 years later continue to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances. With less computing power than a ... Written by avoid sexist language

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This is the story of humanity's greatest scientific achievement. This is the story of Voyager. See more »


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Ireland

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11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,900, 13 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,557, 20 August 2017
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Voyagers in space
26 September 2017 | by mihai_alexandru_chindrisSee all my reviews

Mankind left its fingerprint in the outer space wit Voyager 1 & 2. This is, by far, the most remarkable thing human beings ever accomplished. And I could never be more proud and honored. Thinking that a man-made object will last billions of years, longer than we'll ever be able to exist, probably, it just blows my mind. At least this would be a signal for aliens to know that, far away, on a pale blue dot, a species of creatures called humans reached their goal of sending the message that we were here and we would never be forgotten. Documentaries like these prove that the sky is not the limit and that men are capable of doing things that are far beyond their potential. What we have done is more than history, it is a story worth sharing with... aliens.


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