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


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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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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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11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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