'The Farthest' from PBS Tells Story of Voyager Mission, Previews in Sebastopol Aug. 16

Aug 15, 2017

Frank Drake, writing what is known as his "Drake Equation" which calculates the odds of finding intelligent life in the universe.
Credit Seth Shostak, SETI Institute

"The Farthest: Voyager in Space," a new documentary on some PBS stations next Wednesday August 23, recounts the unique history of the Voyager mission, twin spacecraft deployed to explore the outer planets and then leave our solar system entirely. Launched 40 years ago, Voyager's story is lovingly told in this film through the stories of the men and women who devoted themselves to making the mission a success.

The film will be previewed on August 16 at the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol.

After the 1 pm showing, Frank Drake, who partnered with Carl Sagan to create what is known as the "Golden Record" will answer questions. (He'll be joined by former JPL engineer Frank Locatell after the 7 pm show.)

Listen below as Frank Drake talks about the hugely ambitious Golden Record project to communicate with beings who might listen on distant stars to recordings from earth, perhaps billions of years into the future.

Watch this trailer for the film: