Friday, August 11, 2017
The Farthest the story about NASAs Voyager mission. Launched in 1977, these two small space ships were sent into the solar system to send back photos and data from distant planets. It is fascinating stuff, especially when you consider the computer power that was available in the 70s.
They also talk about the golden record, stuck you the outside it is 2hours of music and messages, just in case there is some alien life out there. The musical choices seemed a bit odd, with only one pop hit and lots of odd cultural picks. Can you imagine ET playing a record?
It gives a fascinating perspective on just how small Earth is in a huge, huge universe. The Voyager has made it now to the end of our solar system and is now in Interstellar space - the only thing ever to be out there, and may continue on long after we are gone, and even after the earth is here.
Amazing stuff that may have even made me tear up at timesome and the best space movie I have ever seen 5/5