Blues for a red planet

United States, 1979

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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

production company

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Carl Sagan Productions

BBC

Polytel International

co-producer

Gregory Andorfer

Richard Wells

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Cosmos: a personal voyage

Group of items

Cosmos: a personal voyage

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325327

Language

English

Subject categories

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Mars (Planet)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space flight - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Viking Mars Program

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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