This October, embark on the ultimate journey of intergalactic exploration across the cosmos when Space Month lands on Discovery Channel. Tune in every Saturday and Sunday night at 7.30pm throughout the month, as we explore and seek to find answers to the mysteries of the universe
Featuring a line-up that’s out of this world, Space Month will help satisfy your curiosity for knowledge. This interstellar month launches with Moon Shots (Saturday 6 October at 7:30pm) – which is the real story of NASA's Moon Missions, from Apollo 1 to Apollo 17 told for the first time using 4K and HD original footage taken by astronauts from the most iconic space voyages in history. From giant leaps to tragic setbacks, this film pays tribute to the extraordinary history of space travel.
14 Minutes from Earth (Saturday 27 October at 7:30pm) is the story of Google executive Alan Eustace who jumped from the edge of the stratosphere, 40km above Earth in a top-secret mission; How to Build an Astronaut (Sunday 21 October at 7:30pm) takes a first-hand look at what it takes to become an astronaut; Space Junk (Sunday 14 October at 7:30pm) shines a light on the threat from debris floating in space; and The Dark Side of the Sun (Saturday 13 October at 7:30pm) follows scientists and engineers prepare to launch he first ever solar probe into space to help us predict and prepare for solar storms.
Other titles include The Man Who Tweeted Earth, Hubble’s Enduring Legacy, Building Star Trek, Seeing the Beginning of Time, Strange Signals from Outer Space and The Great UFO Conspiracy.
Space Month culminates with Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow (Sunday 28 October at 8:30pm). This compelling film, directed, produced, and narrated by Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy®-winning Rory Kennedy (Last Days of Vietnam) who is also President Kennedy’s niece, looks at the remarkable accomplishments of NASA throughout history on the eve of its 60th anniversary.