Channel 4’s three-part Live From Space documentary series is coming to DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 01 December.
The show, which culminated in a live broadcast from the International Space Station, was produced in collaboration with NASA and hosted by Dermot O’Leary, with contributions from Professor Stephen Hawking and British astronaut Tim Peake.
It offers viewers unprecedented access to NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata and Mike Hopkins as they live and work aboard the International Space Station,
Presented by Dermot O’Leary, with contributors including Professor Stephen Hawking and British astronaut Tim Peake, the Live From Space Series was 20 months in the making.
DVD & BD EXTRAS
Over 20 minutes of never before seen footage – highlights include:
- A complete, never-seen-on-TV short film about space food – how it is prepared, packaged and launched to space, and how last-minute fresh food is welcome treat to the ISS crew
- Astronaut profiles for Mike, Rick and Koichi introducing them and showing highlights of their lives and careers so far
- Full interview with Luca Parmitano who nearly drowned in space, as well as his wife who was watching from Mission Control
- Full interview with Mike Massimino whose level-headedness on a spacewalk helped him fix the Hubble Space Telescope
- A complete unseen-on-TV film about how images taken from the ISS, including photographs taken by astronauts themselves, help aid disaster response to hurricanes, tsunamis and natural disasters on the ground
- New for TV ‘face in space’ questions from viewers, and the responses from the astronauts on station
- A full, unbroadcast film about pioneering neurosurgery, and how robotic arm technology on the space station has inspired and contributed to life-saving brain surgery back on planet Earth
- Extra ‘diary-cam’ footage from astronauts Rick, Mike and Koichi as well as their families at home
- Full interview and tour of NASA JSC with British astronaut Tim Peake – including his ‘taste-testing’ in the food lab for his upcoming mission
- Exclusive bonus short-films including astronaut Don Pettit describing weightlessness, flight director Emily Nelson giving Dermot a tour of the Mission
- Control centre for Apollo 13, Astronaut Mike Barratt demonstrating how to work out in space and NASA’s food labs, and astronaut Doug Wheelock describing what it’s like to spacewalk
- Extra training and preparation with Rick and Koichi, including their last ‘practice spacewalk’ in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab – the biggest swimming pool in the world, with full scale ISS submerged underwater