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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 two 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?

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Oct 2019 21:00

Music Played

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

  • 00:05

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Letter That Never Came

  • 00:07

    The Byrds

    Eight Miles High

  • 00:13

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    Vertigo - Prelude

  • 00:14

    Jean Sibelius

    Pelleas and Melisande: At The Castle Gate

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
  • 00:14

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham

    At The Castle Gate From Pelleas and Melisande (The Sky At Night) (1955)

  • 00:18

    Massive Attack

    Future Proof

  • 00:19

    Elbow

    Mirrorball

  • 00:21

    Amy Winehouse

    You Know I'm No Good

  • 00:27

    Massive Attack

    Dissolved Girl (feat. Sara Jay)

  • 00:30

    Massive Attack

    Safe From Harm

  • 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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