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OU on the BBC: James May's 20th Century - Blast Off

OU on the BBC: James May's 20th Century - Blast Off Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jul 2007
Like many small boys James May dreamt of becoming an astronaut. Even though he may not have realised his dream he sets off to find out what space...

Fighting for space: Transcript

Fighting for space: Transcript Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 30 mins Updated 08 May 2007
Are the radio waves becoming so overcrowded as to make us deaf to voices from elsewhere? Find out in this full transcript of Digital Planet.

The other space race: Transcript

The other space race: Transcript Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 30 mins Updated 02 Jun 2005
For The Things We Forgot To Remember, Michael Portillo asks if the Space Race was won and lost long before Neil Armstrong took his small step.

The Things We Forgot To Remember - The Space Race

The Things We Forgot To Remember - The Space Race Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 May 2005
We ask whether Apollo 8 was more significant than Apollo 11 in establishing American dominance in space, as part of the BBC/OU series 'The Things...

Are Manned Missions Worth It?

Are Manned Missions Worth It? Copyrighted image Credit: NASA/JSL
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Dec 2004
Professor David W Hughes compares the benefits of sending probes to explore the solar system against the value that manned missions could offer

Landing On The Planets

Landing On The Planets Copyrighted image Credit: NASA/JPL
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Dec 2004
Professor David W Hughes offers a brief history of sending spacecraft to land on the planets in our solar system