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A collection of radio documentary programmes broadcast on the BBC World Service, with one thing in common – space.

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A collection of radio documentary programmes broadcast on the BBC World Service, with one thing in common – space.

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117 Ratings
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Awesome even if you just start

By SaPcE_InVadER - Apr 27 2019
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I think the podcast is my FAVORITE and the BEST in the galaxy I mean I just started but I love how informative it is and I listen and look in my telescope and image what’s happening and I see it that’s why that is the best podcast in the world. 🤩😎😎😎😎🤩🤩🤩🤩🧐🧐🧐😉😉😌😌🙂🙂😇😇😊😊😀😀😃😃😄😆😆😮👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🧠🧠🧠🧠🧠💆‍♂️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍🌏🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍🌎🌍🌏🌍🌎⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️🌪⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️☄️☄️🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑🌘🌗🌒🌓🌔🌓🌒🌗🌘🌑🌖🌕🌖🌑🌗🌗🌘🌘🌒🌓🌔🌑🌖🌕🌘🌗🌒🌓🌔🌑🌖🌕🌘🌗🌒🌓🌔🌑🌖🌕🌎🌍🌏🌍🌎🌏🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I absolutely loved this podcast, very interesting and informative! Please make more!!

iTunes Ratings

117 Ratings
Average Ratings
81
19
5
4
8

Awesome even if you just start

By SaPcE_InVadER - Apr 27 2019
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I think the podcast is my FAVORITE and the BEST in the galaxy I mean I just started but I love how informative it is and I listen and look in my telescope and image what’s happening and I see it that’s why that is the best podcast in the world. 🤩😎😎😎😎🤩🤩🤩🤩🧐🧐🧐😉😉😌😌🙂🙂😇😇😊😊😀😀😃😃😄😆😆😮👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶🕶❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🧠🧠🧠🧠🧠💆‍♂️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍🌏🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍🌎🌍🌏🌍🌎⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️🌪⭐️☄️⭐️☄️⭐️☄️☄️☄️🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕🌖🌑🌘🌗🌒🌓🌔🌓🌒🌗🌘🌑🌖🌕🌖🌑🌗🌗🌘🌘🌒🌓🌔🌑🌖🌕🌘🌗🌒🌓🌔🌑🌖🌕🌘🌗🌒🌓🌔🌑🌖🌕🌎🌍🌏🌍🌎🌏🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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By A.M.Storm - Jul 17 2018
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I absolutely loved this podcast, very interesting and informative! Please make more!!

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A collection of radio documentary programmes broadcast on the BBC World Service, with one thing in common – space.

Rank #1: Caravans in Space

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The plans to set up human colonies in space and spaceships that will take us to the stars. Richard Hollingham travels to the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop in Chattanooga, Tennessee to meet scientists, engineers, doctors and anthropologists who are working on it.
These are not dreamers - although they all have an ambitious dream - but well qualified experts. Several work at Nasa, others have day jobs at universities and research institutes.
Richard hears of proposals to build giant space stations and worldships - vessels packed with the best of humanity. These caravans in space might be lifeboats to escape an approaching asteroid or perhaps the first step to colonising the galaxy.
With contributions from Technical Adviser to Nasa's Advanced Concepts Office Les Johnson, Director of the Space Engineering Centre at the University of Arizona John Lewis, architect Rachel Armstrong and anthropologist Cameron Smith.
This programme first aired in November 2016.

Jan 14 2017

26mins

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Rank #2: How to Survive in Space: Deep Space

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How science, engineering and medicine come together to get fragile human life safely into space. Where should our ambitions lie? Originally broadcast 31 December 2015.

Dec 31 2015

26mins

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Rank #3: Enceladus: Is There Life On Saturn's Moon?

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Saturn’s moon Enceladus has giant geysers blasting water into space at supersonic speeds. Does it also harbour life beneath its crust? Originally broadcast on 14 Dec 2016.

Dec 17 2015

26mins

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Rank #4: How to Survive in Space: Into Orbit

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How science, engineering and medicine are trying to understand the limits of human physiology to ensure survival in space. Originally broadcast 30 December 2015.

Dec 30 2015

26mins

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Rank #5: Sounds of Space 1: The Solar System

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The previously silent world of outer space is getting noisier. Listen in to sounds recorded on board spacecraft and sonifications of space data. Originally broadcast 30 June 2015.

Dec 18 2015

26mins

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Rank #6: We Shall Fly - Part One

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Why African nations are so keen to journey into the future as a space-going continent. Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits Nigeria, the birthplace of her father, to explore the passionate desire among some to fly against the continent’s impoverished stereotype and join the space race. And, what of the financial commitment required to achieve these dreams in countries where it is sometimes a struggle to keep the lights on?
"Quite a few false starts have been made in Africa," wrote the Ugandan philosopher and writer Taban Lo-Liyong, "...but most of us know the direction we are going – straight into the 21st Century. And to arrive there we are not going to go the way our grandparents would have gone – on foot and by canoe. We shall fly, we shall go by missiles, we shall go with the white man, we shall go with the yellow man. And we shall go by all means."
We follow this poetic, aspirational spirit through the continent’s history, from speaking to the South African hoping to be the first black African in space, to a surprising and touching example of amateur space exploration in 1960s Zambia. What do these ambitions mean, and who believes in them?
This programme was first broadcast in October 2016.
(Photo: Back dropped by planet Earth the International Space Station (ISS) is seen from Nasa space shuttle Endeavour, May 2011. Credit: Nasa)

Jan 12 2017

26mins

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Rank #7: Why Does The Moon Fascinate Us So Much?

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Why has the moon fascinated humans for so long? The moon in culture, how it affects life on Earth and what the moon is really like. Originally broadcast 21 July 2014.

Dec 26 2015

17mins

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Rank #8: The Apollo 13 Space Emergency

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In 1970, three American astronauts were heading to the moon when disaster struck. Astronaut Fred Haise describes what happened. Originally broadcast 14 April 2010.

Dec 27 2015

9mins

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Rank #9: Sounds of Space 2: Deep Space

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Take a sonic tour of the universe - this time, deep into the cosmos. Some sounds are recorded sound, others are data that have been sonified. Originally broadcast 7 July 2015.

Dec 23 2015

26mins

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Rank #10: Women with the Right Stuff

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The first footsteps on the Moon were one giant step for 'man', but from the early days of aeronautics women have also been involved in space travel. Presenter, pilot and aspiring astronaut Wally Funk pays tribute to the pioneers, meets some of those involved within today’s space industry, and hears from the woman who might be among the crew for the first human mission to Mars.
Wally has first hand experience of the early days of space travel in America. She undertook secret tests to become an astronaut in 1961 and, along with 12 other female pilots, passed the extremely tough physical tests to become an unofficial member of the ‘Mercury 13’ – the women who, given a chance, could have gone into space before Russia’s Valentina Tereshkova made history.
Wally hears from astronauts Jessica Meir, Helen Sharman, Eileen Collins and Samantha Cristoforetti; mission control flight director Mary Lawrence; space historian David J Shayler; and shares her 1961 astronaut medical tests with NASA flight surgeon Shannan Moynihan. Over 50 years after those tests, Wally is still flying (she takes her producer above Dallas in a Cessna) but she is yet to get into space. However Wally is on the waiting list for one of the first commercial space tourism flights and is prepared to make history as yet another woman with the right stuff. This is a Boffin Media production for BBC World Service.

Jul 17 2016

49mins

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