Category “Space”

Secrets of the Sun

It's an alien landscape where magnetic tornados, twist upward tens of thousands miles, mysterious dark spots large enough to engulf the earth and violent eruptions shoot tones of charged particles into space at speeds of up to 2 million miles per hour. This is not some strange world situated at the other side of the galaxy, this is our Sun and now new technologies are allowing us to see it like never before, satellites are giving investigators new insights into century old mysteries. How does our Sun work, where does its power come from and how can it's inner workings impact...

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NASA: The Space Shuttle

With the idea being born in the midst of unsettled times, this idea somehow evolved into a feat of unexpected excellence, giving rise to one of the most complex machines ever built and with a mission no less extraordinary, transporting humans to and from space itself and helping to construct the International Space Station or ISS. Now however after completing nearly thirty years of flight it's legacy is one of unparalleled achievement, tragedy overcome and opportunity met. This is of course a film about the NASA Space Shuttle, narrated by...

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Nova To the Moon

This two-hour NOVA special was originally aired in 1999 and it chronicles the untold story of what went into getting the first men to the moon, from the science to the...

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The Science of Interstellar

Humans are natural born explorers, we charge into unchartered territory to seek out the unknown, we have mapped nearly every inch of Mother Earth and left tracks on the Moon but to set foot on another planet, to travel beyond out Solar System that is a dream for the future. A dream that comes to life the feature film Interstellar. The film Interstellar deals with a quest for new worlds and the faith of humanity, although this sounds like science fiction the foundation of this film are routed in real science, thanks to the involvement of renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne. This film...

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Comet Catcher: The Rosetta Landing

On November the 12th 2014, the Rosetta mission successfully reached it's goal, a comet, after being launched ten years ago in 2004. The mission was attempting to make history as this was the first mission of it's kind. Upon reaching it's goal Rosetta deployed it's lander Philae which managed to touch down on the comet successfully now it's the probes job to send back valuable data which could possibly help us have a much greater understanding of how life evolved on...

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When Will Humans Live on Mars?

Planet Earth is the only home we have ever known but it's becoming more apparent that we cant stay here forever and whether thats down to climate change, killer asteroids or some other horrifying disaster Earth will eventually die. There is good news however, we are currently in the middle of a new space race where by the goal is for people to have settlements on the moon, mars and...

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Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race

We all think we know the story of space and that it was conquered by the Americans but thats not the real story. The actual conquers of space were a dedicated group of men and women from the other side of the iron curtain. After decades of secrecy they are now free to tell their extraordinary stories of how they risked everything to take the first steps into...

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Mining the Moon for Helium

After 45 years it would look as though we are planning on going back to the moon, across the world science are gearing up for whats being called the second moon race. Behind it lies a prize which some believe could change the world, it is believed that the moon contains a new source of energy that could potentially provide the earth with unlimited amounts of energy for hundreds of years to come, replacing all other forms of...

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The Three Rocketeers: Future of Space Travel

One man has pursued a dream his entire working life, lead engineer Alan Bond believes he is now on the threshold of realizing this dream, to build a revolutionary spacecraft that achieves earths orbit in a single  leap. If their calculations are correct their revolutionary design will herald a new era in...

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