Tuesday, May 31, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "Galileo Was Right"

Hammer and Feather Drop - Scott demonstrates that Galileo was right



 
Today on Far Future Horizons we present the tenth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon – "Galileo Was Right” which dramatizes the mission of Apollo 15.

Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Giusto Sustermans

Monday, May 30, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon – “For Miles and Miles”



 
Today on Far Future Horizons we present the ninth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon – “For Miles and Miles” which dramatises the mission of Apollo 14. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "We interrupt this program"





Today on Far Future Horizons we present the eighth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - - "We interrupt this program".

Saturday, May 28, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "That's All There Is"





Today on Far Future Horizons we present the seventh episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - "That's All There Is".

In this episode on the Apollo 12 mission rookie astronaut Alan Bean becomes the fourth person to walk on the moon.

Friday, May 27, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "Mare Tranquillitatis"


This fabulous photograph shows Neil Armstrong’s face through his space suit visor as he walks across the lunar surface. The image was captured in video footage by the movie camera mounted on the Eagle lunar lander. The image was retrieved by Spacecraft Films, an Ohio-based specialist in historical space footage, and was included in the newly published book, Voices from the Moon, by author Andrew Chaikin. Copyright NASA and Andrew Chaikin.

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the sixth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - “Mare Tranquillitatis".

Known Universe - Final Frontiers




Today on Far Future Horizons we present an episode of the National Geographic Channel’s outstanding documentary series “Known Universe” that deals with two endeavours very dear to our hearts, the exploration and eventual settlement of the new frontiers of sea and space. These are the main goals of the organization we are closely associated with – The League of New Worlds.



Thursday, May 26, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "Spider"




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fifth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - "Spider".

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From the Earth To The Moon - 1968



This photo of "Earthrise" over the lunar horizon was taken by the Apollo 8 crew in December 1968, showing Earth for the first time as it appears from deep space. 

Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had become the first humans to leave Earth orbit, entering lunar orbit on Christmas Eve. In a historic live broadcast that night, the crew took turns reading from the Book of Genesis, closing with a holiday wish from Commander Borman: "We close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you -- all of you on the good Earth." 


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fourth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - "1968".

This instalment of From the Earth to the Moon depicts Apollo 8's historic first manned orbital lunar flight, as the redemption of an otherwise strife-torn year filled with political assassinations, war, and unrest.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "We Have Cleared the Tower"


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - "We Have Cleared the Tower".


Monday, May 23, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - Apollo One



We dedicate today’s Blog posting to the memories of the crew of Apollo One: Edward White, Command Pilot
Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Commander
Roger Chaffee, Pilot


Today on Far future Horizons we present the second episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon- Apollo One.


The second instalment of the series portrays the tragedy of the Apollo 1 fire from the perspective of its subsequent investigation by NASA and the US Congress. Its effects on key individuals are shown, including Harrison Storms of North American Aviation, Joseph Shea of NASA, astronaut Frank Borman charged with supporting NASA's investigation, and the widows of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "Can We Do This?"




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the first episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon- Can we do this?


“From the Earth to the Moon” is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s. Largely based on Andrew Chaikin's book, A Man on the Moon, the series is known for its accurate telling of the story of Apollo and outstanding special effects.

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)




Today on Far Future Horizons we present Fahrenheit 451 based on the classic Sci-Fi novel by Ray Bradbury.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

George Pals’ The Time Machine (1960)




Today on Far Future Horizons we mourn the passing of veteran actor Alan Young, who starred alongside Rod Taylor in George Pal's motion picture adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel “The Time Machine”.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The End of the Line -The World Without Fish


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the documentary “The End of the Line: The World Without Fish”.


The End of the Line, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. Sundance took place in Park City, Utah, January 15-25, 2009.

Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Area 51 Finally Declassified





Today on Far Future Horizons we visit the world’s most famous military installation - Area 51.


It’s the most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesn’t officially exist. Area 51. Area 51 was a site for covert Cold War operations and has long been a magnet for crackpots, conspiracy theorists, and the overly curious.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Voyage to the Mystery Moon




In our quest to discover life beyond the Earth scientists are taking a closer look at the moons of the outer solar system. These are perhaps the most exotic worlds to grace the family of the Sun. Today we will take a closer look at Saturn’s moon Titan. This is a world that offers exciting possibilities in understanding the origin of life on Earth.





Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Buried Beneath Our Feet – The Lost Cities of Egypt

"Buried cities are beneath our feet; the ground on which we tread is the pavement of a tomb." ~ Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man (1872)


Today on Far Future Horizons we join the search for – the Lost Cities of Egypt. According to archaeologists ninety nine percent of the magnificent wonders of Ancient Egypt have yet to be discovered.

But now, thanks to the pioneering work of Dr Sarah Parcak, that is about to change.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hubble 3D



Today on Far Future Horizons we have the opportunity to follow, in remarkable and breathtaking detail with the aid of an IMAX® 3D camera, the gallant efforts of seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ancient Secret Agents





Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series that focuses on ancient spy-craft. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ancient Special Forces





Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series Ancient Discoveries which explores the elite military tactical teams of classical antiquity, trained to perform high-risk dangerous missions that conventional military units cannot perform.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Ancient Warfare

The Helepolis





Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series Ancient Discoveries that explores the science and technology of classical antiquity.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Human Planet – Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third episode of a breathtaking documentary series titled the Human Planet that explores how humans have learned to adapt in the frigid wastes of the Arctic North.

Human Planet is an eight part British television documentary series produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Deepest Dive - The Story of the Trieste





Over fifty years ago, two men attempted to reach the deepest part of the ocean, 10,911 metres (35,797 ft) down in the South Pacific. This is the tale of the Trieste vessel and their feat that has never been equalled.

It was a seven-mile voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, and there were only two men in the world right for the job.


Today on Far Future Horizons we join Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy LT. Don Walsh in this exciting documentary film as they pilot the bathyscaphe Trieste into the abyss of the Pacific's Mariana Trench.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ancient Discoveries - Twisted Weapons of the East



Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the twisted and deadly weaponry of the Ancient East in another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series – Ancient Discoveries - Twisted Weapons of the East
 


Ancient Discoveries travels to the farthest corners of the ancient East to uncover weapons never before seen by the world at large. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Machines of Ancient China

Ancient Chinese terracotta warriors depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.


Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the technological revolution of Ancient China in another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series “Ancient Discoveries – Machines of Ancient China”.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Secrets of the Tang Treasure Ship






Today on Far Future Horizons we take a foray into maritime archaeology and go in search of a fabulous lost treasure fleet.


Historians have long speculated that thousands of wooden ships plied a Maritime Silk Route from the Middle East to China, braving long distances on white-capped seas, but time and the deep ocean have destroyed any evidence . . . until now. In 1998 German engineer Tilman Walterfang found a shipwreck from the Ninth Century blanketed by intact gold, silver and ceramic items. As we uncover clues and reveal the story of the wreck, re-enactments transport us back in time to an age of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor, when vicious seas ravaged wooden boats like matchsticks.

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Science of Doctor Who




Today on Far Future Horizons we present a Special Feature by BBC America titled The Science of Doctor Who.

In this documentary some of the top physicists of the United States and the United Kingdom discuss the plausibility of time travel, regeneration, cyborgs and other technological wonders seen in the popular  British Sci Fi series Dr. Who.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Story of Doctor Who




Today on Far Future Horizons we present The Story of Doctor Who a 2003 documentary that celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the popular cult sci-fi television series Doctor Who.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Alien Deep: Fires of Creation



 
Today on Far Future Horizons we join renowned explorer Robert Ballard on an underwater odyssey, which follows the famed oceanographer as he explores the darkest reaches of the ocean to better understand the role it played in the formation of continents and in the origins of life itself. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Alien Deep: Wrecks of the Abyss




Today on Far Future Horizons we join Dr. Robert Ballard on voyage in search of ancient ship wrecks in the abysmal depths of the Mediterranean sea. 

   
Textbooks say that the Ancients did not have the guts to brave the open sea, out of sight of land and exposed to the elements, but not surprisingly, Dr. Ballard and his crew are out again to rewrite history. In Wrecks of the Abyss, captain and crew sail out into the deep water sea lanes of the Mediterranean in search of ancient shipwrecks that generations of scholars have written-off as impossible finds.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Light the Ocean




Today on Far Future Horizons we embark on a grand odyssey that will reveal the oceans in an entirely different light.

Light the Ocean presents an entirely new perspective on the ocean world. By combining data from scientists around the globe with specially developed computer animation software we are able to turn the waters of the ocean crystal clear. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Roman Empire - Ancient Superpower



Today on Far Future Horizons we travel back in time to visit the mightiest Superpower of the Ancient World – The Roman Empire.