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Floating in Space

Made for 4 Extra: Radio presenter and childhood space obsessive Samira Ahmed embarks on a space journey through the radio archives, travelling from launch site to splashdown.

Made for 4 Extra: Radio presenter and childhood space obsessive Samira Ahmed embarks on a space journey through the radio archives, travelling from launch site to splashdown.

This will include;
Launch - we take off with the first episode of Charles Chilton's ground breaking drama 'Journey In To Space: Operation Luna'.
Space walk - Alexei Leonov describes the first ever EVA, as told in his book 'Two Sides Of The Moon'.
Astronaut life - a personal perspective from space with the astronaut Kathryn Thornton in the documentary 'Alone'.
Moon landing - find out what really happened in the 1969 Apollo landing in the drama'One Small Step'.
Mars adventure - travel to the red planet with the help of Helen Keen's 'It Is Rocket Science', before we touch down in the drama 'Voyage'.
Return to Earth - we finish off the mission with a dangerous descent to earth with the astronaut Chris Hadfield, as told in his autobiography 'An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth'.

Along the way Samira will be joined by the author Simon Guerrier, discover what it feels like to wear a space suit, and get tips about how to create 'space' on the radio from award winning producer Dirk Maggs.

3 hours

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Sat 12 Mar 2016 19:00

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