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Title: The Furthest
Post by: Jim on Nov 27, 2017, 09:31:17
The Voyager documentary is on BBC Four Thursday evening. Worth catching.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gvnty
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Post by: Apophis on Nov 27, 2017, 11:19:25
Perhaps Star Trek I The motion picture will come true ...V...ger!
Roger
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Post by: JohnP on Nov 27, 2017, 14:19:28
Cheers Jim :-) John
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Post by: doug on Nov 28, 2017, 09:11:02
     Thanks Jim. I have set up the Sky box to record the programme.

     Doug.
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Post by: Hugh on Nov 28, 2017, 15:05:54
Saw this at the cinema when it came out just about 2 months ago so pleased to see it on TV so soon.

Well worth watching!

Hugh
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Post by: Fay on Dec 18, 2017, 14:40:42
I watched it twice a fantastic docu

Fay
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Post by: Hugh on Dec 18, 2017, 14:48:05
Glad you enjoyed it Fay.  I found it quite humbling with the emotion of those involved who had quite literally given their lives to this project. Incredible news in the link as below recently about the thrusters being fired for the first time in 27 years without a hitch!

 www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/voyager-1-fires-up-thrusters-after-37

Best

Hugh
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Post by: Hugh on Dec 18, 2017, 14:50:16
Sorry Fay ~ 37 years!

Hugh
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Post by: Fay on Dec 18, 2017, 15:15:15
And the little fella is still going strong, amazing
 
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Post by: doug on Dec 19, 2017, 09:24:46
I did an article on my Observing evening report for December about Voyager ... what an intriguing vehicle it is. And I have dug up more information on it for the January report ....

By the way, did anybody see the Sky at Night programme about the Star of Bethlehem?? As Spock would say ..... Fascinating.

Doug.