What Happens When an Astronaut Drops Something in Space? | Short Film Showcase

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National Geographic

National Geographic

5 yıl önce

Discarded rocket parts, empty fuel tanks, broken satellites-our planet is surrounded by a floating junkyard of human-made space debris. Zipping around the Earth at more than 17,000 miles an hour, these orbital objects pose a serious threat to the future of safe space travel. In this fascinating short film by Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan, explore the hidden and dangerous world of space junk.
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Adrift is part of Project Adrift, a multi-experience artwork. Visit projectadrift.co.uk to watch the documentary, listen to the sound of orbiting space debris, and adopt a piece of space junk on Twitter.

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Saunterblugget Hampterfuppinshire
Saunterblugget Hampterfuppinshire 5 yıl önce
If a chef loses a spatula, the whole kitchen is shook, but when an astronaut loses a spatula, the whole world is shook.
Alpha Adhito
Alpha Adhito 5 yıl önce
Fantastic short film! Hopefully people would understand how crowded our space is, although it's vast, chance of astronauts or space station getting a hit is higher and higher. We can't see it, but Earth indeed has a geostationary ring
Samurott 5 yıl önce
The satellite at the beginning sounds like she's about to create a sentient robot army and wage war against humanity
Deka Dev
Deka Dev 5 yıl önce
This is the spatula of eternal power, if it got in the wrong hands they could flip the infinite pancake and destroy reality
William Grand
William Grand 5 yıl önce
I thought this was an opening monologue for an oscar winning movie...
Quinnelle 5 yıl önce
I found this peaceful and frightening all at once. Narrator's voice is hypnotic, eerie, and distant kind of like a droid, making the beginning a little creepy. Felt like a planetary take over by aliens was about to happen any second. Was the mood suppose to be chilling or disturbing cos it kinda evoked that. Prob intentional since space is both beautiful and hostile and scary and also shrouded in mysterious. The doc def reflected that. Overall a good short doc.
FX 5 yıl önce
Damn, I knew it was serious but must be really serious now that natgeo made a clip on it.
Starguard !
Starguard ! 3 yıl önce
Thank you for taking the time to make this. It was very informative and educational
ManlyMantis 101
ManlyMantis 101 3 yıl önce
I wish we could send everyone to space to not only prove its existence, but give everyone the feeling of wanting to preserve the Earth after seeing it’s emense beauty
Amirul Omar
Amirul Omar 5 yıl önce
This is how Spongebob gets his spatula.
Alien 5 yıl önce
A great piece of filming, I'm all for Space Junk awareness.
Mr Rabbit
Mr Rabbit 5 yıl önce
I think we should build community awareness about this SERIOUS ISSUE!!!!!!!!!
KillΔWatt 5 yıl önce
Even space is polluted by us. Sigh
Mika Kiyome
Mika Kiyome 5 yıl önce
I think we mentally respond positively to educational shorts and films narrated by English accents more than any other accent on earth. At least in English speaking countries, that is.
AromicTV 4 yıl önce
Tell me why, when I look at the sky I cry as well, it's sure an overwhelming feeling.
h 2
h 2 3 yıl önce
goosebumps when he described that sunrise....
Truly Infamous
Truly Infamous 5 yıl önce
Space is just so stunning. The splashes of colorful gases and solids colliding with each other to create planets and stars.
Riley Lammert
Riley Lammert 5 yıl önce
Jordan Tinsley
Jordan Tinsley 3 yıl önce
I find it unusually sad when one of our endeavours into space sends it's final signal and retires. When NASA gave up on Opportunity it was truely so so sad. Opportunity felt, to me, like it had these odd human qualities ( I am fully aware it is a robot and a piece of metal essentially ). The fact it kept going for so much longer than people thought. I feel similar with the first satellite. It was the pinnacle of human achievement and now it's all but forgotten. Such a sad shame
Smusky Yıl önce
Basically what I had heard is that we are slowly creating a cage around earth with all the junk. It will get harder and harder to be able to leave over the years, too many things orbiting at deadly speeds.
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