Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

The Astronomy Series

This series of programs introduces viewers to the wonders of space and astronomy. Series: 7 programs (30 to 60 minutes). Click for more

Mars: The Red Planet

Mars: The Red Planet

"Recommended. Introduced by astronaut Charles "Charlie" Duke, who was the major driver of the lunar land rover, this program documents the two Viking Explorer missions to Mars in the 1970's, both with actual film taken by the Rovers, as well as detailed animation and special effects showing how the Viking probes were landed on the surface of the planet. Some geographical and climatic information is presented. Most of the footage was taken at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, which is responsible for all of NASA's unmanned, scientific probes. A brief history of the understanding and exploration of Mars is also given. A good introduction to Mars exploration." -EMRO Review
Apollo astronaut Charles "Charlie" Duke, the 10th human to walk on the moon, hosts this digitally re-mastered classic of the red planet, Mars. Here we discover how the mysteries of Mars were uncovered as NASA's Viking missions provided never-before-seen footage of the planet that astronomers spent centuries speculating about, including its canal-like markings and mountainous regions. Produced by NASA. 04/08DE IJSCA 30 min.

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