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Length: 90 & 52'
Directors: Alain Tixier & Vincent Pérazio
Producer: Grand Angle Productions
Coproducers: ARTE, TV5 Monde
Language: French & English
Format: HD
Country of Production: France
Copyright: 2017
Mission 50-51: space, the future of the earth?

From the launching of the Soyuz rocket to the return to Earth in the Spring of 2017 to discover how Man envisages life in space one day and the unexpected spinoffs from space research for the protection of his most beautiful vessel, the Earth…


It is December 2016 and a rocket blasts off from Baikonur destined for the International Space Station (ISS). Aboard are our three astronauts: Thomas Pesquet, Peggy Whitson and Oleg Novitsky, who will spend six months in this veritable laboratory for our future.



This second installment follows our front-line crew as they live life aboard the station. A stay where they will undergo, in particular, the difficult test of microgravity, but which will be primarily used to conduct a whole series of scientific experiments designed to prepare for long manned flights and extra-terrestrial living, first and foremost for that which will take humans to Mars. Using these scientific experiments as a starting point, the film will meet various scientists from all over the world to discover and understand what restrictions there are on human life in space, what are the main issues and what the future prospects are. We shall also discover how this scientific research holds the promise of spinoffs for our life on Earth, which will probably remain, and for a long while yet, the best solution for the survival of the human species…