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Blast Off : Exploring Space, Discovering Earth-James May's 20th Century

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Open University.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2007.
Series: James May's Twentieth Century.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Is the space program a waste of money? In this program James May gives viewers an engaging recap of the human fascination with space flight and argues that missions meant to increase scientific understanding of the universe also expand our view of life on Earth. May traces the evolution of space flight from Robert Goddard's rocket experiments to the U.S./Soviet race to the Moon, and beyond to radio telescopes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Open University, 2007
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Open University.
OCLC Number: 847880841
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 23, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (30 min.)) : sound, color, digital file.
Contents: Introduction: Blast Off: Exploring Space, Discovering Earth --
James May's 20th Century (0:44) --
The First Impact of the Space Race (2:48) --
Crazy Ambition (1:57) --
A Liquid Fueled Rocket (1:55) --
The Greatest Adventure Begins (1:59) --
The Right Stuff (2:17) --
Touring Cape Canaveral (2:02) --
Most Famous Broadcast in History (2:57) --
Universe Beyond the Milky Way (2:31) --
Our Place in the Universe (2:04) --
Satellite Communication (2:10) --
Satellites Close Up (2:55) --
The Enduring Legacy of the Space Race (2:21) --
Credits and Additional Resources: Blast Off: Exploring Space, Discovering Earth --
James May's 20th Century (0:35).
Series Title: James May's Twentieth Century.
Other Titles: Exploring Space, Discovering Earth
James May's 20th Century
Responsibility: Open University.

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Is the space program a waste of money? In this program James May gives viewers an engaging recap of the human fascination with space flight and argues that missions meant to increase scientific understanding of the universe also expand our view of life on Earth. May traces the evolution of space flight from Robert Goddard's rocket experiments to the U.S./Soviet race to the Moon, and beyond to radio telescopes and orbiting satellites. Touring Cape Canaveral with a former astronaut, he says that while Saturn V grew out of militaristic ideas it ultimately provided a humbling image of Planet Earth as a small blue marble in a vast cosmos.

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