Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14 Above and Be­yond: Nasa’s Jour­ney To To­mor­row: Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel at 8pm

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Of all mankind’s achieve­ments, space travel is among the most re­mark­able. In the quest to un­der­stand where we came from, where we’re go­ing and where we stand in the uni­verse, no or­gan­i­sa­tion rep­re­sents this hu­man cu­rios­ity more than Nasa. Co­in­cid­ing with its 60th an­niver­sary, award-win­ning film-maker – and niece of Pres­i­dent John F Kennedy – Rory Kennedy ex­plores the his­toric in­sti­tu­tion that went to the moon, the sur­face of Mars, and the outer edge of our so­lar sys­tem. As well as ex­am­in­ing its tri­umphs and tragedies, the film ex­plores the vi­tal role Nasa has played in mea­sur­ing the health of planet Earth it­self.

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