Journey Through the Solar System

Summary

Journey Through the Solar System was a 13-episode documentary series produced by NASA's Lewis Research Center in 1983. Each half-hour episode contained the entirety or clips of older NASA films with framing host footage with Larry Ross, Director of Space Science at Lewis.

While the material is dated due to later discoveries, it was considered as up-to-date for the time.

Episodes

(original source material listed underneath)

  • 1 "Our Star, The Sun"
    • "Partnership in Space: Mission Helios" (clips)
  • 2 "Mercury, Exploration of a Planet"
    • a "Our Solar System" (juv)
    • b "Mercury, Exploration of a Planet" (clips)
  • 3 "The Veil of Venus"
    • "Venus Pioneer" (27 min)
  • 4 "Earth, The Planet"
    • "Earth, Space, Our Environment"
  • 5 "Assignment- Shoot the Moon"
    • (The Challenge of Space) "Assignment- Shoot the Moon"
  • 6 "The Moon and Us"
  • 7 "The Fourth Planet"
    • "Mars: The Search Begins"
  • 8 "Life on Mars"
    • a "Mars: Is There Life?" (undated, but app before 1976 Viking landings; 14 min)
    • b "19 Minutes to Earth" (1978; 14 min)
  • 9 "Jupiter Odyssey"
  • 10 Jupiter: A Clearer Picture
    • a (Voyager)
    • b "Galileo: Mission to Jupiter" (?1984; c 5 min)
  • 11 "Pioneer-Saturn Encounter"
  • 12
  • 13 "The Outer Planets & Beyond"

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