SPACE

Zenith - Advances in Space Exploration Series 1, Episode 3

25m 52s

Saturn and its disc of rings has become more bewildering the more closely we are able to observe it. The dynamic system of moons, moonlets and orbiting dust are drawing scientific attention. This episode looks at the Saturnian system, its unique moons and the probes that have began penetrating this planetary mystery.

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Zenith - Advances in Space Exploration Series 1, Episode 4

25m 39s

The International Space Station - Since the 1970 the space powers have been sending to orbit craft in which people could live and work for extended periods, but the expense and complexity has been daunting. This episode focuses on the international collaboration required to maintain a permanently crewed laboratory orbiting the Earth.

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The Race to The Red planet - Episode 1

45m 56s

Drawing on high quality animation, interviews with US, German and Russian engineers we describe the tools being built to get to Mars. NASA and the European Space Agency are collaborating on two Mars missions, using an Atlas rocket to propel a lander to the red planet and then a rover, ultimately to remotely control a return mission bringing soil sample back to Earth, by 2026.

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The Race to The Red planet - Episode 2

45m 46s

The human factor in the Mars project is the most difficult aspect of the plan. There are three main problems with sending humans to Mars. One is the psychological impact of detention for 18 months. The second is physiological - to feed the human body for a year and a half only with dried food. The third is contamination: humans carry billions of germs that could contaminate returned samples and / or contaminate the Martian biosphere.

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The Race to The Red planet - Episode 3

44m 00s

This episode looks at what we know about Mars, from the water (ice) concentrations, to the methane gas, to the ferrous earth and goes into the reason why Man might be interested in the planet at all as a possible colony supplying natural resources back to Earth. Interviewees include scientists and engineers plus the astronauts training for the Mars Mission – a mission that will have physical demands far beyond their own careers as astronauts.

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Life in Outer Space - Episode 1

52m 54s

The scientific community is convinced that within the next decades, we will finally unveil one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, and find life beyond Earth. We can’t know yet if the discovery of life will happen in our solar system or in another remote place in the universe, but it’s clear that the next generation will witness a finding that could challenge our whole understanding of the universe. These two documentaries form a stunning mini-series, or operate as stand alone programmes.

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Life in Outer Space - Episode 2

52m 54s

The scientific community is convinced that within the next decades, we will finally unveil one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, and find life beyond Earth. We can’t know yet if the discovery of life will happen in our solar system or in another remote place in the universe, but it’s clear that the next generation will witness a finding that could challenge our whole understanding of the universe. These two documentaries form a stunning mini-series, or operate as stand alone programmes.

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Apollo Astronauts: Training NASA's Moon Men

52m 31s

In 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and into the history books as the first of only twelve men to walk on the Moon. But in 1961 when Kennedy pledged to put a man on the Moon, NASA had barely put a man into orbit. They had less than 10 years to train a team of astronauts to overcome the unknown challenges of a mission to the Moon. What followed was a rigorous, intense training period that put America’s first astronauts through their paces.

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