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On August 20, 1977, NASA launched the space probe Voyager 2 followed by its sister probe Voyager 1 on September 5. Using a slingshot trajectory, the twin crafts visited Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, transmitting images and data back to Earth that allowed us to better understand the planets and their moons. Four decades after their launch, Voyager 1 and 2 are still active, and remain the farthest flung objects created by man. Each probe carries a golden record containing greetings, music and images of our planet in the hope that one day, these treasure troves might be intercepted by an alien race. Documentary filmmaker Emer Reynolds combines previously unseen archive footage, photographs, interviews and animation to pay tribute to the Voyager mission and the legacy of the 12 billion mile flight of two remarkable spacecraft with less computing power than a mobile phone.