by ethan666fire
February 13, 2011

from YouTube Website

Employing computer graphics, space race archive material and first-hand testimony from scientists around the world, The Planets is comprehensive and spectacular account of space exploration and discovery.

This series is a historical production about the history of space travel including both Russian and American perspectives. It focuses each episode on a topic like the sun, atmosphere, giants, moon etc…


The film footage on both country’s programs reaches from the Sun to Neptune and the moons in between.

  1. Different Worlds - A look at space travel and the latest planetary explorations.

  2. Terra Firma - The story of the pioneering missions to our neighboring worlds.

  3. Giants - Uncovers the secrets surrounding the massive planets in our Solar System.

  4. Moon - The answer to one of the greatest mysteries of our Solar System – why does Earth have a moon?

  5. Star - The latest scientific advances bring us a new perspective on the Sun.

  6. Atmosphere - A fantastic voyage through the skies of the Solar System.

  7. Life - A look at the very latest robotic explorations of other planets.

  8. Destiny - How are the planets going to evolve over the next four billion years?