Final Frontier

Destination Mars

50m 57s

Searching for the ultimate vacation destination? Once you’ve checked off Gough Island and the Kamchatka Peninsula, you should be all set for the next ‘it’ destination: Mars! Only the wealthiest individuals will be able to afford a journey to the red planet.But rockets are being developed, scientists leading the cavalcade, and businessmen are ready to spend billions to help astrophysicist StephenHawking’s dream of Martian exploration come true.

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Monster Black Hole

50m 00s

Black holes are the universe at its most extreme: matter and energy crunched so small they literally exit the known universe. Scientists are beginning to suspect that these monsters have a powerful impact on galaxies, solar systems and space-time itself. And now, researchers are finally getting a grip on these black holes with a new generation of high-tech laser systems and advanced telescopes in space.

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Martian Mega Rover

47m 59s

Martian Mega Rover tells the story of how ambitious plans for the new Mars rover, Curiosity, collided with enormous technical challenges and setbacks that doubled the budget and forced the launch date to slip from 2009 to 2011. Producer Mark Davis spent years embedded with the engineers and scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, capturing the mix of anxiety, despair, and elation that played out over the long struggle to get the Curiosity rover to the launch pad and on its way to Mars.

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Is Anybody Out There ?

50m 59s

Nothing has spurred the search for extraterrestrial life as much as the discovery of thousands of Earth-like planets by the Kepler probe. On this basis, we can now calculate how many stars in the Milky Way could have a planet like ours: 1 billion. If we could prove extraterrestrial life, this would fundamentally change the understanding of our world, our life and our self. Shall we try to contact? Or should we hide?

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Apollo 16: The Men, Moon, and Memories

49m 50s

After 25 years the untold human side of the Apollo 16 moon mission is now made available to the public, as the crew members finally reveal their riveting experience. An engaging and definitive documentary looking at this historic mission through the eyes of those who participated in it. Included in this program are interviews with all three astronauts, Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke, and Command Module Pilot Thomas Mattingly.

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The Sky is not the Limit: The Chris Hadfield Story

43m 12s

A visually stunning documentary filmed primarily in 4K, following Astronaut Chris Hadfield. This farm boy has always had a passion for flying – but for him the sky is not the limit! In June of 1992 Chris was selected from 5330 applicants to become one of a chosen few. He was assigned to Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where eventually Hadfield became NASA’a Chief CapCom, the voice of Mission Control to Astronauts in orbit for 25 shuttle missions.

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A Traveler's Guide to the Planets | Jupiter

49m 58s

This series offers essential travel advice for any aspiring astronaut planning to take the first steps on Earth’s fellow planets. You’ll travel to Jupiter, the King of the Planets, to Saturn, home of the greatest spectacle in the solar system, and to the ex-planet Pluto. You’ll need extra-strong sunscreen on Venus and Mercury, the closest planets to the sun. You’ll hike on Mars, the planet most similar to home. But steer clear of Uranus’ boiling ocean and Neptune’s cataclysmic winds!

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A Traveler's Guide to the Planets | Saturn

49m 58s

This series offers essential travel advice for any aspiring astronaut planning to take the first steps on Earth’s fellow planets. You’ll travel to Jupiter, the King of the Planets, to Saturn, home of the greatest spectacle in the solar system, and to the ex-planet Pluto. You’ll need extra-strong sunscreen on Venus and Mercury, the closest planets to the sun. You’ll hike on Mars, the planet most similar to home. But steer clear of Uranus’ boiling ocean and Neptune’s cataclysmic winds!

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The Rosetta Mission

42m 10s

In 2014 the breathtaking landing of the Rosetta Mission on a comet unveils most secrets about our existence and the genesis of the solar system. After a 10-year-journey straight across the universe the space probe "Rosetta" finally landed its robot Philae" on the comet Tschurjumov-Gerassimenko. With his major mission scientists anticipate to get ong-desired information about our existence and the sun system‘s evolution.

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A Traveler's Guide to the Planets | Mars

49m 59s

This series offers essential travel advice for any aspiring astronaut planning to take the first steps on Earth’s fellow planets. You’ll travel to Jupiter, the King of the Planets, to Saturn, home of the greatest spectacle in the solar system, and to the ex-planet Pluto. You’ll need extra-strong sunscreen on Venus and Mercury, the closest planets to the sun. You’ll hike on Mars, the planet most similar to home. But steer clear of Uranus’ boiling ocean and Neptune’s cataclysmic winds!

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A place in space

53m 15s

Neil Armstong in 1969 was the first and, Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, was the last man to leave his footprints on the moon in 1972. He believed “Man would be on his way to Mars by the turn of the century…” Instead, 40 years later, it is “Curiosity” and “Opportunity”, two robots, who are roaming the surface of Mars today.What happened to the astronauts’ dream to return to the moon, set foot on Mars and go further still?

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Space Debris, a Foreseen Disaster?

44m 48s

More than 4000 satellites orbit the Earth, and the services they provide are part of our everyday life. But space debris is a major threat to satellites, and already managed to bring the Hubble space telescope to a standstill. How can space debris be disposed of? We take a look at the possibilities and the latest findings in research.

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Packing for Mars

52m 50s

National space agencies, scientists and private businesses are competing to find pioneering ways to be part of the adventure to Mars, and are investing colossal sums of money to achieve their goal. Competition is fierce and sometimes cut-throat. They all have their sights set on finding the solutions to the problems raised by what is billed as the greatest expedition of all time. This documentary film presents the most influential scientists, engineers and adventurers in space exploration today.

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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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Asteroids: a New Horizon - Episode 1: Exploring the Asteroids

50m 55s

Part 1 explains Asteroids and our relationship with them over the decades: NASA’s Dawn mission that revealed the secrets of the Asteroid Belt, plus ESA & JAXA’s missions that actually landed to study them in the 2000’s – and most importantly, NASA’s current OSIRIS-REx mission and their 2021 Lucy launch, to Jupiter’s trojans. Finally – explore a shocking discovery from 2017: Oumuamua, the first interstellar object detected from another star system to come this close to the Earth.

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Life Behind the Stars

51m 41s

After many years with a haunting phrase echoing in his head a scientist decides to tell a fascinating story. He wants to find a link between the stars that make up our universe and life on Earth. A journey through some of the best research centres in the world looking for that amazing link between life and the rest of the Universe. He will find that the death of distant stars baths the space with small particles.

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Asteroids: a New Horizon - Episode 2: The New Frontier

51m 03s

Part 2 explores which are the best asteroids to mine – and how? In Space, using Zero Gravity – or on Earth? How can their metals and the liquids be used for deep space exploration, as propellant or pit stops – and are any of the metals useful on Earth? With a visit to the Colorado Center of Space Resources, we explore the engineering and technology needed to extract materials from the asteroids.

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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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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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Space Colonies - Part 1 : Asteroids

52m 43s

It’s possible that in the near future the Earth could become uninhabitable due to climate change or overpopulation. In addition, natural resources might become more and more scarce, and humankind could be forced to search for them somewhere else. It would be even possible for an asteroid impact to cause a planetary catastrophe. As a result, we may need to move to an orbital space colony or to another planet like the Moon or Mars, and create a new home in alternate, distant space colonies.

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Space Colonies - Part 3 : Mars

53m 03s

It’s possible that in the near future the Earth could become uninhabitable due to climate change or overpopulation. In addition, natural resources might become more and more scarce, and humankind could be forced to search for them somewhere else. It would be even possible for an asteroid impact to cause a planetary catastrophe. As a result, we may need to move to an orbital space colony or to another planet like the Moon or Mars, and create a new home in alternate, distant space colonies.

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Journeys on the heavenly waves

53m 00s

Man has always strived to see further. After the explorers of the XVIth century, the cosmologists of the XXIst century navigate on the "celestial waves" enriching, in the course of their missions, a vertiginous cartography. These strange travelers, at the forefront of technology, have ever more powerful and spectacular terrestrial or space telescopes for vessels, always pushing the limits of our knowledge further.

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