The Sky at Night – Special Edition
This special edition of The Sky at Night features an exclusive interview with Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon. Sir Patrick Moore and guests take a nostalgic look at the achievements and impact of the Apollo missions and using a sample of genuine moon dust, discuss what has been learnt about our moon.
The Sky at Night broadcast times (IST) 18 July at 1500 and 2300 IST, 19 July at 0700 and 2000 IST
Our ancient ancestors were fascinated by the moon and used its changing phases as a way of telling the time, before calendars or the written word. The Moon revisits ancient societies, whosaw the moon as its pantheon, looks back at themonumental moonlandings in the 1960's and investigates the concept of space tourism in the modern day.
The Moon broadcast times (IST): 11 July at 1440 and 2240 IST, 12 July at 0640, 1940 IST
fast:track – Special Edition
BBC World News’ flagship travel programme fast:track heads to New Mexico to look at the reality of space tourism. The fast:track team begin their journey at the planned site for the world's first commercial spaceport with a flypast by Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo aircraft. Karen Bowerman speaks to the designer of a lunar landscape in the US, where NASA created a replica of the 1960’s moon landing site. Plus, Carmen Roberts reports from New South Wales on why many experts consider Australia to be the best place in the world to view the stars.
fast:track broadcast times (IST): 12 July at 1000, 14 July at 0100, 15 July at 2100
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