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As NASA celebrates its 60th anniversary, Discovery once again shines a spotlight on the historic institution taking us to the moon, to the surface of Mars, to the outer edge of our solar system and beyond.

Join us for an array of space programming that marks our steps into 4K programming, along with the premiere of Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy® Winner Rory Kennedy’s Above & Beyond: NASA’s Journey To Tomorrow. A film that builds on the long-standing history of Discovery’s NASA programming, and sheds light on the role NASA has played measuring the health of our home planet.

However far NASA may travel, its gaze has always returned to Earth, monitoring our seas and skies, our ice and sands, in an ongoing struggle to meet today’s great challenge - protecting our planet.


TELESCOPE: MON 8 OCTOBER, 1PM

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This unique film will take viewers out of this world, on a tour of the history of the telescope from Galileo to Newton to Hubble and to the James Webb Space Telescope.


THE PLANETS & BEYOND S2: MON 8 - FRI 12, 8PM

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Astronaut Mike Massimino reveals the cataclysmic events that led to the creation of the solar system, the planet Earth and the conditions needed for life.


SPACE WEEK - DARK SIDE OF THE SUN: TUES 9 OCT, 1PM

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Scientists have only recently begun to understand the true nature of our ‘local star’, the Sun. This program discusses its past and future, and its effect on our planet.


DEATH ON A COMET - THE ROSETTA MISSION: WED 10, 1PM

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The Rosetta mission made historic discoveries on Comet 67P. Celebrate one of the 21st century’s biggest scientific events the very day Rosetta crashes onto the comet’s surface.


RED PLANET ROVER: THURS 11 OCT, 1PM

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Man’s fascination with the red planet lies in its similarities with our own earth. If evidence of previous life-forms is discovered, what ramifications will this have for humanity?


THE PLANETS & BEYOND - EARTH: FRI 12 OCT, 1PM

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Astronaut Mike Massimino reveals the cataclysmic events that led to the creation of the solar system, the planet Earth and the conditions needed for life.


NASA'S UNEXPLAINED FILES: SAT 13, 8PM

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Since the launch of the manned space program more than 50 years ago, cameras aboard NASA spacecraft have captured thousands of images that have been shared publicly to the delight of millions. Many show stars, views of Earth and other stunning space sights. However, hundreds of these pictures reveal imagery that leave scientists scratching their heads. NASA’s Unexplained Files takes a deeper look into these mysterious and unexplainable phenomena, and the latest evidence for life beyond Earth.


SPACE'S DEEPEST SECRETS: SAT 13, 8PM

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Explore the universe in breathtaking ultra-high-definition. For the past several years, space agencies have been capturing the wonders of the cosmos with unprecedented resolution.


ABOVE & BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW: SUN 14, 8PM

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Of all mankind’s extraordinary achievements throughout history, space travel is amongst 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 NASA’s 60th anniversary, this documentary from award-winning filmmaker - and niece of President John F. Kennedy - Rory Kennedy, shines a light on the historic institution that went to the moon, the surface of Mars, and to the outer edge of our solar system. As well as examining NASA’s triumphs and tragedies in its missions, the film explores the vital role it has played in measuring the health of planet Earth itself.


SPACE WEEK - SPIES IN SPACE: SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER, 10PM

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Rarely-seen footage from America's secret spy satellite systems and interviews from experts and crew members tell the story of the space race's unsung heroes