• Praise for 
    THE FARTHEST  Voyager in Space: 
     

    "It’s the right film at the right time, a cathartic moment in which audiences will shed tears for a little machine made of silicon and aluminium."  — Screen Daily

     

The Farthest—Voyager in Space

 

THE FARTHEST—Voyager In Space will celebrate the magnificent Voyager probes, the men and women who built them, and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. Originally approved to travel only to Saturn and Jupiter, the spacecraft took advantage of a once-in-176-year planetary alignment and used gravity-assisted slingshot trajectories to extend the missions, with Voyager 2 also visiting Uranus and Neptune. The two spacecraft, equipped with less computing power than a cell phone, sent back unprecedented images and data from all four outer planets and their many spectacular moons.

Four decades later, Voyager 1 has traveled more than 12 billion miles and Voyager 2 more than 10 billion, and both nuclear-powered spacecraft continue to send back data. In 2012, Voyager 1, which is traveling at more than 320 million miles per year, became the first human-made object to enter interstellar space—leaving our solar system behind and ushering humanity into the interstellar age. Voyager 2 is expected to join it in interstellar space in the next few years, and billions of years from now, when our sun has flamed out and burned Earth to a cinder, the Voyagers and their Golden Records will still be sailing on—perhaps the only evidence that humanity every existed.

CREDITS

Writer and Director:
Emer Reynolds

Producers:
John Murray
Clare Stronge

Director of Photography:
Kate McCullough

Editor:
Tony Cranstoun A.C.E

Executive Producers
John Rubin           Keith Potter
Sean B Carroll      Dennis Liu

Scientific Advisors
Reta Beebe
Arthur Lonne Lane

 

For PBS

 

Executive in Charge:
Bill Gardner


 

For Tangled Bank Studios

 

Managing Director:
Anne Tarrant

Director of Operations:
Lori Beane

Director of Production:
Heather Forbes

Director of Communications:
Anna Irwin

Art Director:
Fabian de Kok-Mercado

Consulting Producer:
David Elisco


 

For Tangled Bank Studios

 

Senior Researcher:
Laura Helft

Producer, Public Engagement:
Jared Lipworth

Production Manager:
Lorri Garcia-Cottrell

Post-Production Supervisor:
Arjun Rao

Scientific Graphics Advisors
Mark Nielsen
Satoshi Amagai

Executive Coordinator:
Wilma Davis