8:30pm – Thursday, June 3 on ABC1
Blast-off with Voyage To The Planets: an Australian- made documentary series exploring the pleasures and pitfalls of travel to the alien planets of our own solar system.
Narrated by Richard Roxburgh, this series visits the planets from a very personal perspective: that of the people who have sent probes hurtling to strange worlds, and also from the viewpoint of any one of us who might dream of making a trip ourselves.
Got time for a 24-year holiday? Then consider a journey to our most distant and least explored planets, the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. There’s only ever been one Earthly visitor into this ‘chill zone’, the Voyager mission, launched in 1977. What would it be like to follow in its wake, for a human to undertake one of the greatest journeys of space exploration? How would you get there? What would you see? And would you ever survive? Strap yourselves in for an incredible voyage to the outer solar system.