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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:53 am

These have always captured my imagination more than any other spacecraft. Maybe because they were the first space probes to photograph the Outer Planets properly, and maybe because they’ve since become the first man-made objects to leave the Solar System; maybe both those things actually. But their story fascinates me whenever I think about it.

Here’s a clip of probably my favourite Voyager documentary so far from BBC4, with the intro:



Plus a piece called The Interstellar Quest, which looks good although I haven’t watched all of it yet:



The edition of The Sky at Night from when Voyager 2 encountered Uranus(kinda ties in with the other thread actually):

(Edited to remove videos which seem to have been deleted, will re-post them if I come across them again)


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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:00 pm

Here's the most recent new Voyager documentary shown on BBC4, made by Storyville and first shown on November 30th last year:



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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:11 pm

Voyager 2 has now officially left the Solar System!

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7301

Voyager 2 is now over 11 billion miles away from Earth, still travelling at over 34,000mph, and has crossed the Termination Shock, into interstellar space. It has become the 2nd man-made object to leave our Solar System, after Voyager 1 crossed the Termination Shock in August 2012.
Pretty impressive!
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Post by Agartha on Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:52 am

Incredible........ I wish I was on the Voyager......... I wish Star Trek was real, imagine traveling around the universe!
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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 pm

Well you'd be pretty cold and lonely... Even if it managed to get WiFi!

TBH it would be cool to be able to take photos from where Voyager is now. The Sun must look like just another star, and the constellations would all look pretty different!

It would be awesome to travel round the Universe, yeah... If it becomes possible, we'd need to find a way of travelling faster than the speed of light, otherwise the lives of people on the spaceships would be pretty boring. LOL
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Post by Agartha on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:02 am

Actually I meant I wish I was on the Star Trek Voyager.... lots of company and heating there! lol

I think people would have to hibernate to be able to travel through space, but then I'm possibly talking rubbish based on movies I watched.  Razz
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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:42 pm

(Actually since I moved flat I've found out I have a Star Trek T-shirt... Not even sure where it came from or how I acquired it, but I like it!)

Ah yeah, Star Trek Voyager would be altogether more habitable!

It would be cool to be able to hibernate like that and be able to wake up again after a very long time had passed, I guess they could invent something like that in future... Now this has made me think of Austin Powers. LOL!!
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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 pm

Just came across this video, which gives an up-to-date review of Voyager 1's journey so far, so thought I'd share:

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Post by Agartha on Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:03 pm

Posting to find later......
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Post by TrueCrazyLion on Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:58 pm

BBC4 just showed the 2017 Storyville Voyager documentary The Farthest again earlier tonight - it'll be available to watch on BBC iPlayer, but I've also re-posted it above in my post from 3rd April 2018, after the original video disappeared.

(Also, that documentary is out of date now, as it said that Voyager 2 hadn't left the Solar System yet!)
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