A breathtaking series of aerial programmes offering an entirely different view of the world. From 10,000ft down to just a few feet above ground, discover new perspectives through thrilling journeys: from mountains and great cities to fantastic castles and the great natural wonders of the globe.
Petra, located in a valley surrounded by mountains, was founded by the Nabateans in the 6th century BC. There, they flourished due to its location on the ancient trade routes between Egypt, the Levant, the south of the Arabian Peninsula and the Mediterranean. In this program we will learn about this amazing archaeological city, the treasury, the tomb of King Aretas V and many other hidden treasures.
Once he will take off to reach his destination, the International Space Station in 2016, the young French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will become the new hero of a generation. His exceptional destiny is nourished by the epic stories he heard as a child : mythical conquests of Space, men walking on the moon and experiences defying the laws of gravity. But the young French astronaut-to-be is also a man of the Future : thanks to his passion, he contemplates the future conquests such as life in space or the first manned missions on Mars. Space Tomorrow depicts the fabulous journey of a man passionate about the skies, the big adventures of the past and the challenges of tomorrow.
The search for planets beyond our solar system has brought an historic discovery: a planet slightly larger than Earth orbiting a star called Proxima Centauri. At just over 40 trillion kilometers from the Sun, Proxima Centauri is our closest stellar neighbor. Does its planet have a climate, or even life? What will it take to get a closer look, to launch our first interstellar journey to the Pale Red Dot?
Aboard a replica of one of the boats chartered by Queen Hatshepsut in 1500 B.C., a scientific team undertook to repeat the extraordinary voyage that led the Egyptians to the rich and marvellous Land of Punt. Since the discovery of a bas-relief relating the journey of five boats chartered by Queen Hatshepsut to reach the storied far-off Land of Punt, archaeologists have never ceased conjecturing. Aboard a boat reconstructed according to studies and archaeological vestiges, a scientific team decided to make the voyage again, offering an original explanation of that naval epic and that period of Egypt, enlightened by the point of view of historians and archaeologists.
Follow crocodile expert Brad Bestelink on an extraordinary quest to dive with these fearsome predators. Without a cage or any other protection, he captures unique footage of the crocodiles’ underwater activities.