Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age. BONUS FILM: Second Genesis explores the scientific quest to find life-or evidence of it-beyond Earth.
The Farthest: Voyager in Space Over 12 billion miles from Earth, a gangly ship sails through interstellar space. It is, by far, the most distant object made by human hands.
In 1977, NASA launched twin Voyager spacecraft. An emotional, cinematic documentary, The Farthest tells their story through first-hand accounts from the passionate men and women who built the ships and guided their journeys. Negotiating a series of perils on its Grand Tour of the outer planets, Voyager beamed back spectacular images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. But their moons offered bigger surprises - volcanoes, geysers, and a liquid water ocean. On the chance of discovery by intelligent aliens, each spacecraft carried a Golden Record with music and spoken greetings.
The mission has earned its place in the pantheon of human achievements. Long after our sun has flamed out, the Voyagers are likely to be sailing on, perhaps the only evidence that we ever existed.
BONUS FILM: Are we on the brink of a discovery that will rewrite the story of life as we know it? Second Genesis explores the scientific quest to find life beyond Earth - possibly even on a tiny, frozen ocean world right here in our very own solar system.
Producer: John Murray, Clare Stronge
Executive Producer: John Rubin, Sean B. Carroll, Dennis Liu, Keith Potter
Production Company: Crossing the Line Productions, LLC; Tangled Bank Studios LLC
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Director: Emer Reynolds
Writers: Emer Reynolds
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 97 minutes
Number of Episodes:1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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