Employing computer graphics, space race archive material and first-hand testimony from scientists around the world, The Planets is comprehensive and spectacular account of space exploration and discovery.
This series is a historical production about the history of space travel including both Russian and American perspectives.
It focuses each episode on a topic like the sun, atmosphere, giants, moon etc... The film footage on both country's programs reaches from the Sun to Neptune and the moons in between.
- Different Worlds: A look at space travel and the latest planetary explorations.
- Terra Firma: The story of the pioneering missions to our neighboring worlds.
- Giants: Uncovers the secrets surrounding the massive planets in our Solar System.
- Moon: The answer to one of the greatest mysteries of our Solar System - why does Earth have a moon?
- Star: The latest scientific advances bring us a new perspective on the Sun.
- Atmosphere: A fantastic voyage through the skies of the Solar System.
- Life: A look at the very latest robotic explorations of other planets.
- Destiny: How are the planets going to evolve over the next four billion years?