- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 3, 2000
MODERN MARVELS heads into the heavens with Skylab, Mir and the proposed international space station.
It is a dream that has long captivated mankind. Throughout the Space Race, the superpowers worked to be the first to establish a presence in orbit with a manned space station. But despite the success of Skylab and Mir, a truly viable, permanent orbiting space station remains a dream.
MODERN MARVELSTM chronicles the history of space stations, from the launch of Skylab to the plans for the next generation of these amazing creations, an international effort that may be the most significant step in mankind's journey to the stars since the moon landing. Engineers and scientists from around the world talk about what was learned from Skylab and Mir, and how the design of the newest station overcomes the obstacles that rendered its predecessors unusable. But once it is launched, what will the new station provide? NASA planners detail the many breakthroughs that may come from this ambitious undertaking, from scientific discoveries to helping prepare for manned missions deep into the solar system.