Blues for a red planet

United States, 1979

Film
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Episode number 5 of Series “Cosmos: a personal voyage”.
Mars has fascinated humans for centuries, and become the mythic arena on to which we have projected our earthly hopes and fears. In this program Carl Sagan begins with H. G. Wells’ vision of Martians, shows us the telescope through which Lowell studied the “canals” on Mars, touches on Robert Goddard’s experiments with rockets and looks in depth at the Viking landers and their observational role. He concludes by discussing the possibility of microbiotic life and the potential for future colonisation of “the Red Planet”.

Credits

director

Adrian Malone

co-producer

Richard Wells

Gregory Andorfer

production company

Polytel International

BBC

Carl Sagan Productions

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38779

Subject categories

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Mars (Planet)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space flight - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Viking Mars Program

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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