An incredible, true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all—outer spaceIn the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise—at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all too real.
Disney in Space and Beyond. Walt Disney was a true visionary and his most far-reaching vision examined the future. During the 1950s his investigation into space exploration and the wondrous opportunities and challenges of space travel not only came alive in several Disneyland TV shows, but helped create strong public support for The United Stated space program. Go back in time to the beginning of the future and enjoy four episodes and a theatrical short that delve into the mysteries of the universe of space travel - Man In Space, Man And the Moon, Mars and Beyond, Eyes in Outer Space and Our Friend that Atom. You'll also get a rare look at Walt's last film Epcot, in which he reveals his concepts and plans for the Disney World and EPCOT projects. Other not-to-be-missed features include a special interview with noted futurist and author Ray Bradbury. Featuring exclusive introductions by film historian Leonard Maltin, this is a timeless collection from generations past for generations to come.
Imagine trying to capture an icy block from Saturn's rings or drill on the disintegrating surface of a comet. This program reveals for the first time the danger and spectacle of what it would be like for astronauts to land on and explore the other planets in the solar system. Their mission lasts for six years, extending the boundaries of what has been achieved in space travel to date. Combining the latest scientific thinking and the real-life experiences of astronauts with drama and spectacular CGI, Voyage to the Planets and Beyond propels us into the not-too-distant future.
Holiday in Outer Space Have a look at what space travel might be like through the eyes of visionaries, and learn about some of the most audacious projects ever. Space is an unforgiving environment. The journey to space equally so. Tiny errors of manufacture or judgement are hugely amplified in the marginal corridor out of Earth’s atmosphere. This should not be in any way an obstacle to progress and exploration – the ‘shuttlecock-style’ return-to-Earth system of SpaceShipOne has the lowest-energy impact of any space transport system currently in service. It has been possible to book a flight on SpaceShipTwo for the last four years. Virgin Galactic already has hundreds of advanced bookings from a surprisingly diverse mix of people (mixed in the sense of having access to $200,000 for the price of a ticket).