Uploaded on Oct 13, 2011
Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration (November 19,
2011-August 12, 2012) offers a vision of the future of space travel as it
boldly examines humanity's next steps in our solar system and beyond.
See a re-creation of a lunar habitat, a model of a space elevator rising up
from the surface of the Moon, and one of the world's largest color
holograms, depicting 1,000 exoplanets. Discover missions that were once
limited to the realm of science fiction but today are discussed by leading
scientists and engineers: mining for rare gasses on the Moon, landing on or
deflecting a potentially deadly asteroid, and traveling to Mars--perhaps
even establishing colonies there. Will humans eventually find a way to
venture out beyond our solar system? Will we discover evidence of life on
Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration at the American
Museum of Natural History opens on November 19, 2011.
For more information, visit amnh.org.
Producer: Mindy Weisberger
Media Research: Karen Santiago
Camera: Ben Tudhope
Editor: Jill Bauerle
Music: M. Blazejak
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