Space: Flying Visits | A roller-coaster ride through the solar system
CHANNEL | BBC Four
FIRST BROADCAST | 21 July 2005
DURATION | 8 minutes 59 seconds
Entirely new methods of transportation will be necessary if man is to conquer the vast distances between Earth and the stars. These could be probes powered with ion drives, solar sails driven by the Sun or wormholes capable of harnessing the power of a dying star and travelling to the farthest reaches of the universe.
The facts in this programme were correct at the time of first broadcast.
Does ET really exist? Is there life on other worlds?
Solar sails and wormholes may provide man with a key to the stars.
The perilous orbits of planet Earth.
The Sun brings our planet life, but will one day destroy it.
Heavy doses of radiation and solar flares stand between us and Mars.
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