Have you ever pondered that picture of earth as a pale blue dot seen from space? Then you already know something of the work of the space craft Voyager I. In 2012, that same space craft became the first man-made object to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space. Voyager I and its twin Voyager II have continued to gather data from deep space forty years after their launch in 1977.
On August 23rd, 2017, PBS aired a documentary–The Farthest–Voyager in Space–that tells the story of these dogged explorers. Two weeks before, on Wednesday, August 9th, the Museum hosted a special preview screening. After which, Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson sat down with Carolyn Porco, a planetary scientist and Voyager team member. This podcast brings you their conversation.