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Go to the limits of human experience...and beyond. From the fringes of the galaxy to our own backyards, the UFO FILES searches for evidence of life beyond our world. Tracing the long, convoluted history of UFO encounters and research, this unique series opens new windows into the controversial field. Since the dawn of time,
 
aka: National Geographic Ultimate Explorer
A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal format is now used instead of the more traditional format of the specials.
Smithsonian: Within the halls of the world's largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution, host Don Wildman examines an extraordinary space suit that held great promise for a young child, delves into the unlikely origins of a boundary-breaking bikini, elaborates on a small covert camera, which captured an image that electrified the nation, and much more.
Visionary rocket scientist, Robert Zubrin, has a plan for getting humans to Mars in the next ten years and ultimately turning the Red Planet blue. But can he win over the skeptics at NASA and the wider world?
In 1561 the skies above Nuremberg, Germany, were lit up by an incredible sight. Thousands of people witnessed what they called a battle in the sky. The scene was so well known it was even painted on the walls of historic buildings. Now, hundreds of years later, similar mass sightings are on the increase. Around the world, and throughout time, thousands of people have witnessed the most extraordinary UFO phenomenon. Denying the existence of the lights in the sky is not an option, as they are repeatedly witnessed by large groups. In one African village, an entire school not only witnessed UFO ships, they were contacted by them. A Harvard Professor stated categorically that what those children saw was real. For decades the governments of the world have attempted to make people feel like fools and to cover-up the truth about the incredible world of the UFO and the Alien presence on Earth. We investigate the mass sightings of UFO craft around the world and throughout time and uncover an unreported sighting by a large group of people on vacation who all saw something amazing. We tell their tale and visit the location. We reveal their captured footage. Prepare to witness the Alien Swarm.
This is a voyage into the world of Jules Verne, the father of science fiction. In this film we dissect the most famous of tales and discover the truth behind them. From 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea' to 'Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'Journey to the Center of the Earth,' this film scrutinizes both the author and the meaning of his work.
The incredible evolution of George Lucas' special effects dream factory, including an inside look at "Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace."
This fascinating documentary offers an unprecedented look at a group of individuals who claim to have had life altering UFO encounters, and discovers the unique psychic abilities they unknowingly share. From unexplained sightings and alien contact, to prophetic dreams, clairvoyance and astral projection, we explore the phenomena that has surrounded these "experiencers" from childhood to their adult years. This documentary explores the theories of who and what the "visitors" really are, and uncovers a plausible scenario for their intentions, as well as the government's involvement in suppressing this information from the public. Perhaps the greatest revelation is the shocking possibility that the alien visitor's greatest acquisition will be achieved, not from probing our bodies, but rather by invading our minds. "Riveting insight into a global phenomenon." - United Media Network. "The shocking truth about the Alien Agenda is something that the people of Earth are not prepared for." - OH Krill, author of Montauk Babies. "Humans are under the control of a strange force that is bending them in absurd ways, forcing their role in a bizarre game of deception." - Dr. Jacques Vallee.
"String theory is radically changing our ideas about the nature of space, opening up the possibility that extra dimensions, rips in the fabric of space, and parallel universes actually exist."
"APOLLO 11: THE UNTOLD STORY aka FIRST ON THE MOON: THE UNTOLD STORY One-Hour Special for Discovery Science Channel. When Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon in July 1969, Apollo 11 was hailed as the supreme triumph of American technology. But behind the flag waving lies a very different story: the untold account of how close the mission came to disaster. Now, nearly forty years later, men on that mission reveal what really happened on the first voyage to the moon. It's a tale of how primitive computer technology, coupled with human errors and mechanical failures, nearly caused the tragic loss of the crew."
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph, they can become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on this scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatred. Our posturing, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in this universe are challenged by this point of pale light.
 
"More than four years after they landed on Mars, NASA’s twin robot explorers, Spirit and Opportunity , have lasted 16 times longer and driven 20 times farther than expected. Along the way, they’ve endured the worst Martian storm ever recorded and survived near-fatal software glitches, a broken wheel and hair-raising climbs and descents on steep slopes. And since May 25, 2008, they’ve had new company on the red planet: NASA’s Phoenix probe, which dramatically “tasted” water ice on the planet in July. NOVA “Is There Life on Mars?” showcases the latest scientific results from the rovers and Phoenix , which are poised to reveal provocative new clues in the tantalizing search for water and life on the Red Planet."
 
With its famous rings, Saturn is the most distant planet clearly visible to the naked eye. But how did the rings get there and when were they formed? To study the planet in detail, scientists needed to get closer. So on 15 October 1997, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched.

The Cassini-Huygens is one of the most ambitious spacecraft ever launched, taking seven years to reach Saturn. The mission itself consists of two separate probes. The first is the enormous Cassini probe, designed to gather information about all aspects of the Saturnian system, from its many rings to its 33 moons. The second is the Huygens probe, a smaller wok-shaped craft, attached to the side of Cassini. Its task is to plunge through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest and most mysterious moon.
A Whole New World Awaits.
Plot Outline:
A pair of uncrewed vehicles transmit images from Mars.

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