The Farthest - Voyager in Space

The Farthest - Voyager in Space

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:00pm

Photo: Voyager Encapsulation, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Credit: Courtesy of NASA

The Farthest Voyager in Space, a two-hour special about NASA’s historic Voyager mission to explore our solar system and beyond, premieres Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the first Voyager launch. With participation from more than 20 of the original and current mission scientists, engineers and team members, The Farthest Voyager in Space tells captivating tales of one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration. From supermarket aluminum foil added at the last minute to protect the craft from radiation; to the near disasters at launch; to the emergency maneuvers to fix a crucial frozen instrument platform, viewers get a sense of how difficult—and rewarding—space exploration can be.