Produced by: Crossing the Line Productions, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and Irish Film Board for PBS
Finalist in: Earth & Sky, Science Journalism, Editing, Visualization
“The Farthest” tells the tale of NASA’s Voyager mission, which revolutionized planetary science and gave us a new understanding of the outer solar system. Interviews with over 20 Voyager team members bring to life one of humankind’s greatest achievements in exploration, from the near-disasters at launch to the Golden Record, which carried messages and music from Earth for aliens to find in the future. Decades after taking flight, the twin spacecraft continue to transmit data, and in 2012, Voyager 1 became the first human-made object to push beyond our solar system—ushering humanity into the interstellar age.