“We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – President John F. Kennedy (12th September, 1962)
It’s 45 years since the success of Apollo 11 and nobody has tried to send a person further away than the Moon. Why is that?
It turns out there are many challenges to be overcome if we want to send astronauts to another planet, e.g. Mars. Earlier this year, the BBC Horizon programme looked at the issues. Here is the episode. I have split the film into three parts.
Use the link at the end of this post if you want to download a copy to watch later.