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Space (13 Parts)

Synopsis
A series investigating the universe using video recordings taken from space. Filmed by astronaut Claude Nicollier, with contributions from scientists and experts at the European Space Agency.
1: Images of the Eagle nebula, in the constellation of Serpens, 7000 light years away, as viewed by the Hubble space telescope and pictures from the space probes ‘Ulysses’ and ‘SOHO’, whic circle the sun.
2: Satellite weather forecasting and how it is changing our lives.
3: The Pyramids of Elysium on Mars and comets, includes the ‘Giotto’ space probe’s pictures of Halley’s comet, which passed near the earth in 1986.
4: Astronauts and their training. Tells the story of European astronaut Thomas Reiter, who set out for the Mir space station in 1995, was stranded in space and was sent on two spacewalks to undertake essential repairs to the space station.
5: The story of the Ariane rocket, which was responsible for launching commercial satellites.
6: Everyday applications of space technology, from Teflon to new designs for tennis racquets, to life-saving technology for newborn infants, to the satellite television industry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 6 x 60 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £12.99 each part (inclusive)
Notes
Programmes 1-6 available May 1997; 7-13 available Augumn 1997.
Subjects
Space science
Keywords
astronauts; Hubble Space Telescope; Mars; meteorology; remote sensing by satellite; space exploration; space technology; sun

Sections

Title
Beyond the infinite
Synopsis
1: Images of the Eagle nebula, in the constellation of Serpens, 7000 light years away, as viewed by the Hubble space telescope and pictures from the space probes 'Ulysses' and 'SOHO', whic circle the sun.

Title
Bright eyes
Synopsis
2: Satellite weather forecasting and how it is changing our lives.

Title
Close encounters
Synopsis
3: The Pyramids of Elysium on Mars and comets, includes the 'Giotto' space probe's pictures of Halley's comet, which passed near the earth in 1986.

Title
Heavy metal
Synopsis
4: Astronauts and their training. Tells the story of European astronaut Thomas Reiter, who set out for the Mir space station in 1995, was stranded in space and was sent on two spacewalks to undertake essential repairs to the space station.

Title
Human cargoes
Synopsis
5: The story of the Ariane rocket, which was responsible for launching commercial satellites.

Title
Tigers in the jungle
Synopsis
6: Everyday applications of space technology, from Teflon to new designs for tennis racquets, to life-saving technology for newborn infants, to the satellite television industry.

Title
Forgotten space station, The

Title
Intercept

Title
Star machines

Title
Aliens

Title
Galaxy

Title
Death of a machine

Title
Final frontier, The

Production Company

Name

Virtual Worlds

Sponsor

Name

European Space Agency

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Visual Corporation Ltd

Phone
020 7820 4410
Fax
020 7582 9800
Address
Hampton House
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London
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