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A young Luke Skywalker begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Steven Spielberg says that science fiction is the greatest exercise for the brain, it stretches the belief that anything is possible. George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron talk about how science fiction films developed from the earlier naive films to today's sophisticated sci-fi thrillers, and how they have remained popular. They analyse films from the '50s including Cold War productions dealing with the paranoia of the time regarding the atom bombs and the end of the world.
Take a tour through the past several decades, reliving some of the biggest moments in space travel. From the moon landing to the construction of the International Space Station, space exploration has led to many astounding achievements. But what's it like to live in space And what does the future of space travel hold Consider all those things and more in this look back ... and ahead.
Years ago, NASA realised that it needed deep space centres set up around the world that would allow them to see and communicate with those out on a space mission, no matter what direction the earth was facing. Learn how this location in Australia has played a pivotal role in some of the most historic moments in space exploration.
From future travel to space exploration and medical innovation, it's all on this futuristic episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Aeronautical travel is the theme of this episode, with Lee taking a look at what is currently possible and what is on the horizon for space exploration and tourism.
Astronauts and engineers need to work out how to launch a man into space on top of a ballistic missile. Featuring re-mastered film from NASA's vault.
Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year living on the International Space Station testing human limits for space travel while his identical twin, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, was monitored here on Earth. In the Kelly brothers, NASA has a near-perfect, two person sample group for biomedical research. This is the story of what it takes to spend a year in space and then, using what NASA has learned from the brothers, what it means for humanity as we journey to Mars and beyond.
Everybody knows the names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin but America's journey into space is much bigger than that. It was the result of the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of men and women who worked behind the scenes in crucial ways - ordinary people who had 'the big idea'. Men and women who could watch the launch of rockets, the voyages of spaceships and the building of the international space station and know it wouldn't have happened without them. This is the story of the unsung heroes who took America into space. This episode looks at the engineers who, against all odds, built humanity's most powerful machine - the Saturn V rocket.
A definitive, prime time guide, this program offers a fresh look at an amazing organisation and mankind's quest to understand the universe. Blending stunningly restored footage with revealing, insightful and engaging interviews with the people who were there - the astronauts, family members and journalists - this is an epic story of the heroes, the triumphs and the tragedies of space exploration. Starting with NASA's beginnings in the Cold War, the series follows the iconic moments of space exploration from the race to get the first man in space to the first steps on the moon. And with triumph and achievement comes risk and disaster, as the series follows the white-knuckle suspense of Apollo 13 and the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger. Intelligent, inspiring and accessible, The Space Age is a complete history of mankind's journey into space.
Astronaut and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, astronauts Mike Massimino and Dave Scott, and Walter Issacson, Douglas Brinkley, Tom Wolfe, Andy Chaikin, and Tom Hanks describe the greatest adventure story of all time. The 'giant leap' pushed the boundaries of exploration to an unprecedented frontier, inspiring inventions and imaginations around the world for generations.
A visually stunning documentary 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's Chief CapCom, the voice of Mission Control to Astronauts in orbit for 25 shuttle missions.
Only 400 people have become astronauts in the last 50 years, but it is entrepreneur Richard Branson's goal to bring space travel to ordinary people. His Virgin Galactic venture is set to take 1000 people to space in its first year.
Space is getting crowded. And it's filling up with junk every time we launch a satellite. But this isn't like Earth-bound debris. It's travelling at speeds of up to 17,000 mph. This makes it extremely dangerous, not just for the astronauts living and working in space but also for modern life on Earth. Because everything we do - from making phone calls, flying planes, taking money out of the bank, to watching television or getting the weather forecast - is all run from vulnerable satellites orbiting the planet. This documentary explores the threat from space junk and joins the scientists searching for ways to clean up the debris.
The Hubble Space Telescope stares out over billions of light years, to the far reaching corners of the Universe. Some have called it the most important scientific instrument ever built, deepening our understanding of Earth's place in the cosmos. Now meet the engineers who put this telescope in space, the astronauts who fixed its faulty eyesight and the astronomers who used Hubble's unrivalled spatial resolution to unlock the secrets of the universe.
Kids at a space camp learn from a retired astronaut what it's like to travel in space. A lot of these kids want to be involved with space travel in some way and they have great questions about his experience, from what he ate to what it was like to live without gravity.
Lots of everyday products and gadgets were invented by NASA to help their astronauts in space.
The thought of extraterrestrial has captured the imagination of scientists and civilians for centuries, manifesting in wacky conspiracy theories and blockbuster movies. Now you can help answer one of the world's most fascinating questions: Are we alone? Paige from the Double Helix Science Club explains how you can help the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute with SETI@Home: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu. All you need is a computer and a little bit of curiosity.
Harrison gives the history of the first animals and humans in space.
Harrison learns the types of foods astronauts can eat in space, then gets to practise delivering food to the space station.
Hestons Dinner in Space - Heston boldly goes where no chef has gone before! Follow Heston and his team in this two-part series as they attempt to revolutionise the world of space food and orchestrate the first ever dinner party in space. Challenged by the British Astronaut Tim Peake, Heston creates seven dishes that remind Tim of home, helping to combat the emotional impact of his journey. Heston and his team take on the astronomical task of creating meals that can be consumed at zero gravity. He explores how our bodies react to being in space and how the physics and chemistry of eating are changed outside the Earths atmosphere. Follow the conversation on twitter: # SBSFood (Part 1 of 2) (From the UK) (Food Series)
From Luke Skywalker's light sabre to Darth Vader's Death Star, the Star Wars franchise is one of the defining science fiction works of the 20th century. George Lucas' prolific imagination has already inspired two generations of scientists and engineers to push the envelope of technology. By introducing computers into the filmmaking process, he changed the way movies are made, and the way we all see the future.
Darth Vader readies the new Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, along with Princess Leia to free his comrade Han Solo.
Asked to spy for both the Jedi and for traitorous Chancellor Palpatine, young Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker finds himself caught in the middle of the intrigue, and is seduced by the dark side.
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Stanley Kubrick's influential sci-fi masterpiece about a doomed space mission. Justly famed for its stunning special effects, haunting atmosphere and use of classical music.
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Three astronauts were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. America had little interest in this 'routine' flight...until things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade.
Apollo 13, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks grossed 62 million dollars at the box office and was nominated for nine Academy awards. The movie tells the story of America's ill-fated third mission to the moon in the summer of 1970. The True Story uncovers the amazing bravery, incredible ingenuity and, most of all, the unshakable will to live that allowed three astronauts to survive in the face of a host of seemingly insurmountable challenges.
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