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Destination Titan

Documentary about the space probe sent by a team of British scientists to Titan, Saturn's largest moon, charting the sacrifices they made and their hopes for the landing.

It's a voyage of exploration like no other - to Titan, Saturn's largest moon and thought to resemble our own early Earth. For a small team of British scientists this would be the culmination of a lifetime's endeavour - the flight alone, some 2 billion miles, would take a full seven years. This is the story of the space probe they built, the sacrifices they made and their hopes for the landing. Would their ambitions survive the descent into the unknown on Titan's surface?

1 hour

Last on

Sun 9 Jul 2017 22:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:07

    The Byrds

    Eight Miles High

  • 00:14

    Jean Sibelius

    Pelleas and Melisande: At The Castle Gate

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
  • 00:19

    Elbow

    Mirrorball

  • 00:34

    Barry Gray

    Fireball XL5

  • 00:42

    Dean Martin

    Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Paul Vanezis
Executive Producer William Lyons

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