It's no secret that we're a little obsessed with the Voyager mission. We've done two stories about it now: one in our Space episode, and another in our Escape episode. When you listen to those stories, though, you might notice an unfortunate lack of intensely adorable children.
Good news: our friends in Canada have you covered. A little while back, The Current did an episode featuring astronaut Chris Hadfield (who wormed his way into our hearts by making the best David Bowie cover ever). CBC listeners sent in questions for Commander Hadfield. One listener, Lilia Yumagulova, wrote:
"Hello Commander Hadfield, for the past year and a half my 5-year-old son goes to bed worried, sometimes in tears. He is worried about the Voyager Interstellar spacecraft, the fact that it is out there all by itself. He wants it to come home to be safe. What do we tell him?"
Then this happened:
If that doesn't melt your ice-cold heart, nothing will.