Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day April 22, 1970




Today marks the forty-seventh anniversary of the first Earth Day events of April 22, 1970. According to the entry of that ever indispensable, yet at times not always dependable, web resource Wikipedia:


Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.

My father took me to the first Earth Day celebrations that were held in New York City. I was nine years old at the time. I remember 14th Street near Union Square being closed off to traffic and that there was a street fair displaying the eco-friendly technology of the time. It was the first time  ever I actually saw an electric car. To commemorate that event and in a sense to share an early childhood memory I decided to post the original broadcast of the CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite covering the events of the first Earth Day of April 22, 1970.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Humanity from Space




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the documentary “Humanity from Space”.

From the global perspective of space, this 2-hour special reveals the breath taking extent of our influence, revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Plot Against Gravity



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the final episode of the documentary series “Space’s Deepest Secrets” which will take us in search of the holy grail of astronautical engineering – Antigravity.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Space’s Deepest Secrets ~ The Universe’s Greatest Hits




Today on Far Future Horizons we will be premiering a new series titled “Space’s Deepest Secrets”.

The first instalment of the series will examine the latest generation of planetary explorers.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mars: The Secret Science ~ Mars' Deepest Mysteries

Mars InSight Mission


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fourth instalment of “Mars: The Secret Science”.




We examine what lies beneath Mars’s surface and uncover answers to some of the mysteries that have stumped scientists for decades.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mars: The Secret Science ~ Race to the Red Planet



Today on Far Future Horizons we will are going to premiere a new series called “Mars: The Secret Science”.

Scientists and modern explorers are working to get us to Mars. NASA is building Spacecraft to carry astronauts, and tech visionaries are designing rockets and plans for colonies. This series explores the planet Mars and our plans to eventually colonize the Red Planet.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Stars That Kill



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series “How the Universe Works”.



In this instalment of “How the Universe Works” we will profile “Killer Stars”. Death Stars that could destroy planet Earth.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thomas Edison and Electric Lighting




Today on Far Future Horizons we celebrate the birthday of the Wizard of Menlo Park  - Thomas Alva Edison. 

This episode of Modern Marvels looks at Edison’s work on the development of electric lightning.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Life & Death on the Red Planet



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series “How the Universe Works”.




This instalment of “How the Universe Works” looks at how life many have evolved and flourished on the planet Mars despite the cataclysmic events that transformed the planet from a watery world to a hostile one.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

James Clerk Maxwell: The Man Who Made the Modern World




Today on Far Future Horizons we present a BBC documentary hosted by professor Iain Stewart reveals the story behind the Scottish physicist who was Einstein's hero; James Clerk Maxwell.

The Search for the Super Battery



Today on Far Future Horizons we go Search of the Super Battery in another episode of the acclaimed PBS science series NOVA.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Black Holes: The Secret Origin



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series “How the Universe Works”.



In this instalment of “How the Universe Works” will focus on the origin of Supermassive Black Holes.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Secret History of Pluto





Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series “How The Universe Works”.


In this instalment of “How The Universe Works” we will visit Pluto and reveal its secret history.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Most Amazing Discoveries



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series “How the Universe Works”.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe





Today on Far Future Horizons we celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of perhaps the most famous scientist in the world next to Albert Einstein - Stephen Hawking with a double video offering.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

SpaceX Dragon to Mars - Orbiter Space Flight Simulator



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another animated film created using the incredibly versatile Orbiter Space Flight Simulator.

On 27 April 2016 SpaceX announced that they will proceed with the robotic mission for a 2018 launch and NASA will be providing technical support.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Mystery of Planet 9

Planet 9: Have We Discovered A New Planet In The Solar System?



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode from the acclaimed documentary series “How the Universe Works”.

This instalment examines the Mystery of Planet 9.

George Pal’s Conquest of Space


Today on Far Future Calling we are proud to present George Pal's Conquest of Space.

Conquest of Space is a 1955 science fiction movie produced by George Pal, which depicts a voyage to Mars. The science and technology were intended to be as realistic as possible. The poster tagline was "See how it will happen in your lifetime!" Which is rather ironic since many of the people association with the production of this motion picture have already gone to their eternal rest.  Yet, if Elon Musk succeeds many of us will be around to see the it.