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Space (Movies)

Explore space with these non-fiction DVDs

Apollo 11

From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncataloged audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA₂s most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names

Five years on Mars

Follows the amazing story of NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity, which may be among some of the greatest explorers in history. When the NASA rovers touched down on Mars in 2004, they weren't expected to last long, perhaps 90 days, or six months at most. But 90 days have stretched into almost five years, and a short-term science mission searching for evidence of water has turned into one of the greatest adventures of the Space Age. Includes bonus program: Is it Real? Life on Mars

First man on the moon

The story of Neil Armstrong

Passage to Mars

It is the incredible true story of six men who embark on a treacherous, 2,000-mile journey across the forbidding sea-ice of the Northwest Passage, an alien voyage on planet Earth designed to prepare NASA astronauts for an eventual mission to Mars. As an expedition that was supposed to take weeks stretches into a two-year odyssey, the crew must overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and life-threatening conditions if they hope to realize their dream of someday reaching the Red Planet


A provocative and breathtaking wakeup call examining one of the truly extraordinary events of civilization, space travel, and looks at how this gave a totally different perspective on the Earth

Apollo. Missions to the moon.

In the late 1960s, the United States space program neared its goal of landing a man on the Moon, but it was a journey that began years before. This is the story of Project Apollo -- 12 years, 12 manned-missions, one impossible goal. With rare archival footage and audio, this remarkable documentary sheds new light on an incredible time in human history

Life from above

Cameras in space tell stories of life on the planet from a brand new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns, and just how fast it is changing

First to the moon : the journey of Apollo 8

"In 1968, NASA sent three men farther and faster than anyone had gone before. This is the story of how Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders changed history on the flight of Apollo Eight." --container

The Apollo Chronicles : the definitive 4-part documentary on Apollo 11

Participants, family members, historians, and experts paint a rich portrait of one of the most fascinating achievements in history. It is a story about the people, the events, and the obstacles that comprised one of humanities' greatest triumphs

Moon landing live

July 1969. America made history and sent the first humans to the moon. Now, for the 50th anniversary, high-quality NASA footage and extensive news broadcasts bring this sensational moment in history bursting back into life. Witness the drama, the excitement, and the triumph as if it was unfolding right before the eyes

Rookie moonshot : budget mission to the moon

Follow the journey of the Israeli SpaceIL spacecraft as it attempts to become the first privately-funded vehicle to make a lunar landing. Interviews with the founders, engineers, and space experts interwoven with actual sequences and graphics chart the science, passion, and determination needed in this new moonshot

Chasing the moon

Chasing the moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing overlooked and lost archival material, the film features a cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events

Apollo's daring mission

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race

One more orbit

A daring team of astronauts and aviators fly a high-speed Gulfstream jet around the earth faster than anyone ever has to set the pole-to-pole circumnavigation record

Nova. Death dive to Saturn

For over a decade, NASA's Cassini space probe has been transmitting images of Saturn's rings and moons. This program presents Cassini's observations of Saturn's surface and chronicles the probe's final hours as it enters the planet's atmosphere

Chasing Pluto

NOVA captures New Horizons' historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft's nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first ever detailed images of this strange and icy world at the very edge of our solar system

To catch a comet : the landmark mission of the Rosetta spacecraft

On November 11, billions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft orbiter and lander will do what no other has dared to attempt: land on the volatile surface of a comet as it flies around the sun at 41,000 mph. If successful, it could help peer into our past and unlock secrets from our very origins. The stakes couldn't be higher

One strange rock

This series tells the extraordinary story of Earth and its cosmic arena and features astronauts, people with a unique perspective on our planet

Pluto and beyond

When the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto in 2015, Earthlings were dazzled by the breathtaking images it beamed home. They revealed a never-before-seen alien landscape - a world of mountains made of ice mixed with plains of frozen-solid methane and nitrogen. After over two years of poring over the data, NASA has made remarkable new discoveries about everyone's favorite dwarf planet. But New Horizons didn't stop there

Rise of the rockets

Rockets are becoming cheaper and more powerful than before thanks to new technologies. As companies make space more accessible and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new era of space exploration seems to be on the horizon. But will this seeming rocket Renaissance become just more than hype? NOVA explores the latest rocket technologies and the growing role private citizens may have in space

Back to the moon

On the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing, Nova looks ahead to the hoped-for dawn of a new age in space travel

Black hole : Apocalypse

Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe

Touching the asteroid . : the mission of spacecraft OSIRIS-REx

It is a mission that might prove impossible. In the fall of 2020, a NASA spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx attempts to reach out and grab a piece of an asteroid named Bennu and bring it back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx team has just three chances to extend its spacecraft's specialized arm, touch down for five seconds, and collect material from the surface of Bennu. Can they pull it off? NOVA takes you inside the mission as the team plans its approach

The planets

Among the stars in the night sky wander the eight-plus worlds of the solar system, each home to truly awe-inspiring sights. Volcanoes three times higher than Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, cyclones larger than Earth lasting hundreds of years. Each of our celestial neighbors has a distinct personality and a unique story. In this five-part series, NOVA will explore the awesome beauty including Saturn's 175,000-mile-wide rings, Mars's ancient waterfalls, and more

A year in space ; and Beyond a year in space

A year in space: Adapted from Time's original digital video series, it takes viewers behind the scenes of astronaut Scott Kelly's twelve-month stay on the International Space Station, where he tests human limits for space travel and lays the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars. The one-hour documentary tracks Scott Kelly's mission from training and launch, through his year aboard the International Space Station, right up through his descent and landing

Cosmos : a spacetime odyssey

Cosmos: a spacetime odyssey continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it. Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, this thrilling, 13-part adventure will transport you across the universe of space and time, bringing to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of nature. With an updated Cosmic calendar, dazzling visual effects, and the wondrous ship of the imagination, prepare to take an unforgettable journey to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest -and smallest - scale

Mission to the sun

Almost 100 million miles from Earth, a tiny spacecraft the size of a small car hurtles closer to the sun than any man-made object has ever been, at a speed faster than any man-made object has ever traveled, defying the almost unimaginable heat and deadly radiation of our closet star

Through the wormhole : : with Morgan Freeman Season 1

This series will explore the deepest mysteries of existence -- the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity and brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science -- Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum mechanics, String theory and more -- to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe

How the universe works

See as never before the inner workings of the world, and explore black holes, supernovae, neutron stars, dark energy, and all the titanic forces that make humans what they are

Startalk. Season 1 : with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science, pop culture and comedy collide in National Geographic's talk show hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Along with celebrity guests and comic co-hosts, the show explores a variety of cosmic topics and collides pop culture with science

3D sun

Experience the Sun like never before in this documentary that takes audiences into outer space to see exactly what the Sun does and what it means to people on Earth

Ancient skies : explore the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors

With breath-taking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the world's most important astronomical artifacts, Ancient Skies looks at the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors, charting our changing views of the cosmos throughout history

Invisible universe revealed

Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. This single telescope has helped astronomers pinpoint the age of the universe, revealed the birthplace of stars, and uncovered black holes lurking at the heart of galaxies. In honor of its anniversary, Nova tells the remarkable story that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it

Journey to space

"A tribute to space exploration and our generation's next giant leap. This film....showcases the exciting plans NASA and the space community are working on as well as the challenges they must overcome to carry out audacious missions, including landing stronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids. By using extensive interviews with astrnonauts Chris Ferguson (commander of the final shuttle mission) and Serena Aunon (a new astronaut chosen for future flights), journey to space gives a sweeping overview of past space accomplishments, current activities, and future plans." --container

Space dogs

Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program on the streets of Moscow, became the first living being to orbit the earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2. Although Laika would not survive the journey, directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter trace the persistence of her memory and legacy into the present day

16 sunrises

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet set off on his first mission to space, spending six weightless months in orbit with an international team
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