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An interview with a British astronaut
An interview with a British astronaut

Duration: 02:45

A British astronaut describes his career pathway, selection process and training.

 
An interview with a Mars rover engineer
An interview with a Mars rover engineer

Duration: 02:09

An interview with a Systems Engineer working on the 2018 ExoMars Rover Project.

 
An interview with a Public Astronomer
An interview with a Public Astronomer

Duration: 02:11

The Public Astronomer at the Greenwich Royal Observatory, Dr Marek Kukula, describes his background and current role.

 
An interview with a space scientist
An interview with a space scientist

Duration: 02:54

An interview with a space scientist who is passionate about encouraging girls to pursue careers in science.

 
An interview with an astrobiologist
An interview with an astrobiologist

Duration: 02:52

An interview with an astrobiologist who researches extremophile bacteria to understand the possibilities of life on other planets.

 
Controlling the Mars Curiosity rover
Controlling the Mars Curiosity rover

Duration: 04:28

Liz Bonnin finds out how NASA scientists operated the Mars Curiosity rover from Earth.

 
Failure hits NASA mission to measure carbon dioxide
Failure hits NASA mission to measure carbon dioxide

Duration: 01:39

NASA's first dedicated mission to measure carbon dioxide from space - the Orbiting Carbon Observatory - has failed following a rocket malfunction.

 
First manned lunar landing - 'The Eagle has landed'
First manned lunar landing - 'The Eagle has landed'

Duration: 04:04

First manned lunar landing - documentary footage.

 
First probe reaches the Moon
First probe reaches the Moon

Duration: 03:08

The Russians shocked the world by successfully crashing a probe into the Moon in 1959.

 
Footage from the Apollo 8 mission
Footage from the Apollo 8 mission

Duration: 01:51

The launch, flight and lunar orbit of the Apollo 8 space mission, which was the first spacecraft to orbit the Moon.

 
Gravity assist for the Voyager spacecraft
Gravity assist for the Voyager spacecraft

Duration: 02:09

The route of the Voyager spacecraft was planned in order to use 'gravity assist' in its propulsion. The gravitational pull of planets is used to gain energy.

 
How to take photographs of the night sky
How to take photographs of the night sky

Duration: 04:53

An expert astronomer explains how digital SLRs and webcams can be used to take high quality images of the night sky.

 
Images from Hubble - a planet orbits a distant star
Images from Hubble - a planet orbits a distant star

Duration: 05:01

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first direct pictures of a planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting a star.

 
NASA's hunt for Earth-like planets
NASA's hunt for Earth-like planets

Duration: 02:00

An interview with a NASA scientist who explains how the Kepler space-telescope works and what it is looking for.

 
The Apollo 11 crew - the first man on the Moon
The Apollo 11 crew - the first man on the Moon

Duration: 01:25

A brief description of the three astronauts from the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first humans on the Moon in 1969 - Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins.

 
The Apollo lunar landings
The Apollo lunar landings

Duration: 05:03

A description of the Apollo Moon landings and how they were controlled.

 
The danger of space debris
The danger of space debris

Duration: 02:59

Dara O Briain looks at the growing problem of space debris.

 
The effect of space flight on the human body
The effect of space flight on the human body

Duration: 01:25

An introduction to the effects of space travel on the human body.

 
The effects of space travel on the human body
The effects of space travel on the human body

Duration: 01:32

An explanation of the effects of space travel on the human body including muscle and bone deterioration and radiation from solar flares.

 
The instrumentation of the Viking lander
The instrumentation of the Viking lander

Duration: 01:35

Archive footage explaining the variety of instruments and their functions on the Viking lander which landed on the surface of Mars.

 
The Mariner space program
The Mariner space program

Duration: 04:13

The Mariner space program and images taken of the surface of Mars - archive footage.

 
The story of exploration
The story of exploration

Duration: 04:16

An animated history of human exploration from the seagoing explorers of the ancient world to the Apollo moon landings.

 
The Venera 7 probe reaches Venus’ surface
The Venera 7 probe reaches Venus’ surface

Duration: 05:01

The Russian Venera 7 probe withstood the high atmospheric pressure to reach the surface of the Venus.

 
What was it like to walk on the moon?
What was it like to walk on the moon?

Duration: 07:09

Neil Armstrong is interviewed about his first hand experience.

 
Work and play on the moon’s surface
Work and play on the moon’s surface

Duration: 03:11

An interview with an astronaut about navigating and travelling on the moon's surface.

 

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