Space travel is back in the headlines, and Discovery+ is looking at the famous names who are making it possible in their new documentary Space Titans, which premieres today.
Space Titans focuses on Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson’s efforts to make private space flight a reality. As viewers wait for SpaceX to make its next launch, they can watch The Washington Post staff writer Christian Davenport go behind the scenes of the company and conduct an interview with Musk himself. The documentary also discusses Bezos’ Blue Origin and Branson’s Virgin Galactic programs.
But what does this era of privately-funded space flight mean for NASA? The documentary also delves into what the government’s next steps are in this era of renewed excitement. Nerdophiles’ exclusive clip from Space Titans looks at the Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars in February. Watch the video below as experts discuss one of Perseverance’ objectives: the hunt for water on Mars.
Discovery+ produced the documentary through a partnership with The Washington Post to explore what’s next in the space arena with all of the recent developments.
“A new wave of space exploration has begun,” the streamer explains. “This past year and a half has been pivotal for space exploration and this intense wave of innovation is just getting started. The year 2021 will go down as the year that billionaires went to space with highly publicized launches around their big budget orbits. Space travel isn’t just for NASA astronauts now. But how did we get here and what is next in the incredible race to space?”
With more people talking about space missions thanks to the SpaceX program Space Titans is perfectly timed. Not only can it capitalize on the buzz surrounding the topic, but it gives viewers inside information about how these private programs have come together and what truly goes into sending people (or rovers) to space. It also shows how NASA has changed in response to both continued development in the field and the increasing involvement of the private sector.
If you’ve been dreaming about going to space again, or just want to know what the hype is all about, this new documentary is worth a watch.
Space Titans is now streaming exclusively on Discovery+.