The 21st Century Race for Space

2017

The 21st Century Race for Space

A new age of space exploration, and exploitation, is dawning. But surprisingly, some of the boldest efforts at putting humans into space are now those of private companies started by a handful of maverick billionaire businessmen.

 

In this film, Brian Cox gains exclusive access behind the scenes at Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and Spaceport America, exploring what is really happening in privately financed space flight right now.

 

Fascinating

The Times

Mind-bending one-off documentary

The Daily Mail

Channel

BBC Two

Director

Tom Beard

Producer

Catherine Stefanini

Executive Producer

Sanjay Singhal