Irish written, produced, directed, and funded, The Farthest explores the story of the iconic twin Voyager Mission - an incredible NASA project that launched in 1977 and, to this day, continues to travel further than anything from Earth has ever travelled before……12 billion miles and counting.
It is one of humankind's greatest achievements.
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 of subjects including Jupiter and Saturn.
More amazing is the fact that your smartphone has roughly 240,000 times more memory stored inside it than the Voyager spacecrafts.
Now more than 12 billion miles away the spaceships have left our Solar System and gone into the Interstellar medium - the first manmade object ever to do so.
Slowly dying within its heart is a nuclear 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 into the void of space, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth.
In all likelihood the Voyager’s will outlive humanity.
The Farthest celebrates these magnificent machines, the men and women who built them, and the vision that propelled them farther than anyone could ever have hoped.
Written and directed Ireland native Emer Reynolds and produced with the support of investment incentives for the Irish film industry provided by the government of Ireland it is scheduled have its World Premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City having had a special screening during the Dublin International Film Festival last week.
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