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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.


Emer Reynolds


Emer Reynolds
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Drake ... Self
Carolyn Porco Carolyn Porco ... Self
John Casani John Casani ... Self
Lawrence Krauss ... Self
Timothy Ferris Timothy Ferris ... Self
Edward Stone ... Self
Nick Sagan Nick Sagan ... Self
Larry Soderblom Larry Soderblom ... Self
Charley Kohlhase Charley Kohlhase ... Self
Fran Bagenal ... Self
James F. Bell James F. Bell ... Self
Frank Locatell Frank Locatell ... Self
Suzanne Dodd Suzanne Dodd ... Self
Jon Lomberg ... Self
Heidi Hammel Heidi Hammel ... Self


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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Title Card: This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. -President Jimmy Carter's Golden Record Message, June 16th 1977
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Die Zauberflöte - Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night's Aria)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Edda Moser (Soprano)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester Conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch
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Beyond Stellar

I was privileged to see this amazing documentary as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival in Christchurch, NZ. If you are enraptured by astronomy, physics, drama, tragedy, philosophy of science, or just amazing stories, don't miss this documentary. And if you're not, still see it and be prepared to change your mind. The documentary traces the whole story of the two Voyager missions to the outer planets of the solar system (and now beyond), from its earliest planning stages through to lift off and then all the incredible and unexpected discoveries since. The audience clapped loudly at the end of the showing, and deservedly so. Three cheers for the romance of science!

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11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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