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Feb222018

The Farthest

1 x Feature Doc & 1 x 1 hour for IFB, Tangled Bank Studios, BBC, ZDF/Arte, RTÉ, SVT, Creative Europe - MEDIA

Winner George Morrison Award for Best Feature Documentary Irish Film & TV Awards 2018

 

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 38 years later continue to beam revolutionary information across unimaginable distances. With less computing power than a modern hearing aid, they have unlocked countless secrets of our Solar System on a journey that stands alongside the achievements of Magellan, Columbus, Gagarin and Armstrong. This documentary celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped. Launched from a fractious planet, these pioneers sail on serenely in the darkness – an enduring testament to the ingenuity of humankind and the untapped limits of the human imagination.

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