This Animated Tribute to the NASA Voyager Space Program Is Simply Stunning

Launched in 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 are still exploring interstellar space today. Both probes have flown by Jupiter and Saturn while the Voyager 2 has made its way to Uranus and Neptune too. The Voyager space program has traveled further in space than anything ever has and serves as a wonderful reminder of how much farther we can go. Santiago Menghini made this short tribute to the program using animation and real archival footage to stitch together a poetic story of its ongoing journey.

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The film actually uses real photographs and plasma frequencies received by the voyager crafts. It’s like we’re out in space, seeing and hearing everything the voyager crafts do.

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Joseph Cauley

This is truly beautiful. I have spent time imagining what it must be like for probes, out there alone in the seemingly ageless dark, their long night broken only by quick bright encounters with objects the scale of which must be stupefying to witness. Now they enter the true long night. Will there even be humans when next the Voyagers find another bright thing? Does it matter? The wish to know, the yearning to know another voyager from elsewhere is so crushingly painful sometimes. The vast silence so heavy for those who pause from the rapid passage of time, look up and whose souls cry out "WHERE ARE YOU?!"