To Space and Back

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Space exploration—our greatest adventure—is having a big impact on our lives. It’s helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it’s reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live.

To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above is coming back down to Earth!

Discover how we’ve been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.

We would like to thank our new system vendor Sky Skan, for offering us the ability to show this program during this uncertain time.

Produced by Sky-Skan in association with The Franklin Institute
Narrated by James May
Running time: 25 minutes
Suitable for family and schools audiences
Educator’s Guide