15 Documentaries About Space That Will Put You In Awe Of The Universe!

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Here we are with another movie list for the space geeks out there. These 15 space documentaries show the vastness of the universe and our struggle to comprehend it. Most of them include the things we already know, but they also ask important questions which are waiting to be answered!
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Storylines were taken from IMDb and Wikipedia.

1. Wonders of the Universe

Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With the world's most profound science at its heart, Wonders Of The Universe reveals how the story of humanity is intimately entwined with that of the complex story of the origins of the universe. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854226/

2. Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Journey to the Edge of the Universe is a documentary film broadcast on National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. It documents a space journey from Earth to the edge of the universe itself. The US edition was narrated by Alec Baldwin and the UK edition by Sean Pertwee.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1363109/

3. Through the Wormhole

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race. Now, science has evolved to the point where hard facts and evidence may be able to provide us with answers instead of philosophical theories. Through the Wormhole will bring together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science - Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more - to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1513168/

4. The Universe

This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1051155/

5. How the Universe Works

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1832668/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

6. Hyperspace

Space (Hyperspace in the United States) is a 2001 BBC documentary which ran for six episodes covering a number of topics in relation to outer space. The series is hosted and narrated by actor Sam Neill.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0273608/

7. In the Shadow of the Moon

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In the 1960s, US President John F Kennedy proposed landing a man on the moon before the decade was finished. This film has interviews with most of the surviving astronauts of the Apollo program who were making ready to make that great voyage with an army of experts determined to make the endeavor possible. Through training, tragedy and triumph, we follow the greatest moments of one of Humanity's great achievements.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925248/?ref_=nv_sr_1

8. Known Universe

This documentary reads like a love letter to the Big Bang theory. All the pyrotechnics out there should count their lucky blessings that the Universe began with such a bang. National Geographic continues their fantastic series about the Known Universe by starting at the beginning and tracing the biggest bangs that have come since.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375408/

9. Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey

Hosts Kate Humble and Dr. Hellen Czerski follow Earth's one-year journey around the sun and the extreme effects it can have on our planet's weather.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2286877/

10. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse?

Hard as it is to swallow, cutting-edge theories are suggesting that our universe may not be the only universe. Instead, it may be just one of an infinite number of worlds that make up the multiverse. In this show, Brian Greene takes us on a tour of this brave new theory at the frontier of physics, explaining why scientists believe it's true and showing what some of these alternate realities might be like. 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2033759/

11. Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design

In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics, philosophical discussion,and Hawking's own unique scientific perception, he attempts to shed light on humanities most profound question.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2203380/

12. Naked Science

Naked Science is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel and ran through November 2011. The program featured various subjects related to science and technology. Some of the views expressed might be considered fringe or pseudo-science, and some of the scientists may present opinions which have not been properly peer-reviewed or are not widely accepted within their scientific communities, in particular on topics such as Bermuda Triangle or Atlantis for example.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462125/

13. Hubble 3D

An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433813/

14. Cosmos

Astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan is host and narrator of this 13-hour series that originally aired on Public Broadcasting Stations in the United States. Dr. Sagan describes the universe in a way that appeals to a mass audience, by using Earth as a reference point, by speaking in terms intelligible to non-scientific people, by relating the exploration of space to that of the Earth by pioneers of old, and by citing such Earth legends as the Library of Alexandria as metaphors for space-related future events. Among Dr. Sagan's favorite topics are the origins of life, the search for life on Mars, the infernal composition of the atmosphere of Venus and a warning about a similar effect taking place on Earth due to global pollution and the "greenhouse effect", the lives of stars, interstellar travel and the effects of attaining the speed of light, the danger of mankind technologically self-destructing, and the search, using radio technology, for intelligent life in deep space.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081846/

15. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2395695/

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