Fully restored masters will guarantee that this is the best the original footage has ever looked. Official NASA backing; exclusive interviews and never-before-seen bonus features ensure the UK release of this definitive collector s edition DVD is absolutely top quality. We join the heroic men and women of NASA who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken, the quest to reach out beyond Earth and into the great unknown of space! It is now possible to relive all the most exciting moments in NASA s history. See the phenomenally powerful space rockets launch men into space. Experience the incredible sensation of the first spacewalk and watch in awe as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon for the very first time. Included are candid interviews with the astronauts, scientists and engineers who made it all happen.
A series of six Discovery Channel documentaries exploring the work of American space agency NASA, made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the agency. The programmes are: 'Ordinary Supermen', 'Friends and Rivals', 'Landing the Eagle', 'The Explorers', 'The Shuttle' and 'A Home in Space'.
The agency has reached beyond the bounds of Earth in search of knowledge to benefit mankind “ launching scientists into space and spacecrafts to the limits of the solar system. What those missions have uncovered are sometimes disturbing anomalies that have perplexed the worlds finest scientific minds. Each episode of NASAs Unexplained Files scrutinises evidence, explores possible explanations and considers testimonies from NASA insiders, scientists, astronauts and others who have witnessed these strange phenomena. Often inexplicable, bizarre and barely believable, the stories featured in NASAs Unexplained Files are made all the more unusual in that they come from the most credible scientific organisation in the world.
Journey behind the scenes, for a rare glimpse into NASA's world of high technology. Inside the Space Shuttle - From launch to landing, go behind the scenes for a rare glimpse into NASA's world of high technology and go nose to nose with the world's most amazing flying machine. Last Shuttle: Our Journey -For nearly 30 years, the Columbia, Endeavor, Atlantis and Discovery shuttles have played a vital role in every American mission to space. This programme says farewell to the shuttles that kept Hubble alive and took mankind to the stars. Space Shuttle: Countdown to Comeback - In the wake of the Columbia space shuttle tragedy, NASA scientists and engineers have been consumed by a single desire, to get America's space program back on track. The wait is finally over. Return to Flight - February 1st, 2003. A nation wakes to images of the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrating into a shower of hot metal in the skies over Texas. All seven on board are lost. With the future of human space exploration uncertain, the NASA family vows to find the cause of the accident, fix it, and return safely to flight. NASA's Unexplained Files - With unique NASA footage and ground-breaking interviews from both astronauts and scientists, we explore the idea that there may be life outside of our planet.
The project unequivocally failed when the landing radar on the capsule malfunctioned. The assembled group of scientists listened in disbelief and sadness as their years of work were lost. This initial failure only made the team even more determined to successfully complete the mission objective. In a rare opportunity for a second chance, many of the original team reassembled for the poignantly named Project Phoenix. This time there could be no margin for error. Finally the day of truth arrived. Ten months after Phoenix launched, the team were about to find out if their work would bear fruit or, once again, end in a crumpled mass of metal on the face of Mars. Careers, reputations and enormous financial resources were on the line. NASA had the science of their dreams within their grip, would it slip away once again?