Was Man Really Meant To Journey To The Heavens?

Was Man Really Meant To Journey To The Heavens?


[Ted in voiceover]
October, 1987, 2 PM, space. Space Shuttle commander Lawrence Yeti
performs routine maintenance on the hull of the
Shuttle Enterprise. Suddenly he feels
a cough coming on. He coughs. A moment later
his feet fall asleep. The readings on his
body-ometer confirm the worst. Space fever. Yeti needs to get back into
his space craft immediately. He reaches for the shuttle door, but beforehe can get there, he loses his hearing. Now disoriented,
he goes colorblind. Then regular blind. Just meters away, the commander’s
crew mates, oblivious to his predicament enjoy a playful
afternoon space snack. Yeti’s body
temperature plummets. He vomits. Suddenly he
is filled with nostalgia. – [ singing Happy Birthday ]
– Then his ears start ringing which he cannot hear,
because of going deaf earlier. He vomits again, and now
starts the explosive diarrhea. In the next minute,
his entire body will pop. As the Shuttle Commander drifts helplessly awayfrom the Enterprise we are left to wonder, will man ever truly
conquer space? The answer… is fascinating. [ theme music ] [Ted] Space, a vast expanse stretching tens ofhundreds of miles in almost every direction, tantalizing us with it’s celestial
prowess, and dark impracticality. The universe is a place filled with overwhelming
beauty, and bothersome danger. [ explosion ] Throughout history, starry eyed
cosmetologists have gazed into the cosmos in hopes of finding answers tothe fundamental questions of our existence. For centuries we have struggled
with profound questions like, what is our place
in the universe? What lies beyond space? Is there life on
other planets? And if so, how do we
kill it before it kills us? Questions like these have led
us to so many amazing discoveries. We now know that most stars
are not actually star shaped. We’ve learned that Pluto is not
actually a planet, but merely a planette. We know that comet
powder can cure herpes. And we know that the moon is
growing, while the earth is dripping. And most recently, we’ve discovered
that Mars has robots living on it. But despite our advances, we still only
know a fraction of the known universe. And an even smaller portion
of the unknown universe. When we look to space for answers,
she simply responds, much like a drunken fortune teller,
with more questions. This perhaps more than
anything is what makes the cosmos so mysterious, even today. But how did it all begin? Well, it all started thousands
of years ago with a big bang, which we call
the Big Boom. It is believed that in the pre-universe
some tiny spark occurred, either by accident
or by God, or perhaps by
God by accident. This sent millions of tiny stars,
planets, and galaxies into the
awaiting emptiness of space. Then these tiny space bodies, most of
them no bigger than pebbles or grapes, slowly began to grow. And over centuries, they steadily grew feeding offthe nutrients of the space particles around them, and eventually matured into the majestic,
interstellar giants of today. But what did this
Big Boom sound like? [ footsteps ] [ ♪ ♪ ] If you can imagine a sound 605 billion, trillion,thousand, million times louder than that, then you would be hearing something that is aboutone quarter the volume of the Big Boom. And it wasn’t just– [♪ ♪] You know, it
was, we believe something more like… [ ♪ ♪ ] Think about that. [Gore] Our quest began long ago
when ancient man first noticed space, initially by accident, then later by
purpose when curious elders stayed up at night in search of
the missing sun… in the dark sky. They believed stars
were oil lamps of gods. [Ted] The first people to
have answers about space where known as astronomers,
from the Greek, [accented] astro-nomer, meaning he who
nomes astros. The heavens were first given true
critical study by one of the earliest and brilliantest of these homers.
Ptolemy in 170 AD. Ptolemy, known for the silent “P”
at the beginning of his name believed in a geocentric universe in
which earth was at the very center. Centuries later Rudolf Copernicus
hypothesized a heliocentric universe in which the universe,
which contained the earth revolved around the sun. Shortly after, DeAndre Kepler theorized that notonly did the sun revolve around the earth, but there were two suns
revolving around the earth, in what was known as a duo,
helio geocentric universe. Not be out done, Copernicus
then argued back that there were actually thousands of suns,
revolving around hundreds of earths, each of those revolving around
it’s own sun earth hybrid in a milli helio
geocentric universe. Enraged, Kepler responded,
“Fine. How about there’s no space?” And using the latest mathematical
techniques of the time he proved that there
was no space at all. This led to a period that
we now call the Dark Ages. The church declared there was no space,
and doctrine prohibited anyone from practicing the heretical
art of astronomy, a time still described by
astronomers today as… So, so dark. [Ted] Now illegal, the practice of astronomy was relegated
to hidden basements and secret clubs. Those who were caught practicing
astronomy during these dark ages were often accused of practicing
witchcraft, or worse spacecraft, and many of them, like renowned
astro-nomer Joan of Arc, paid for their illegal space studies
by being burned at the stake in the notorious
Salem witch trials. Still, there were those
like Albert Galileo who would not give up on
the dream of space travel. For centuries man
had flirted with space, but now it was
time to enter her. [NASA official] 5-4-3-2-1. This is where the
story gets fascinating. [Ted in voiceover]
Next time on Our Fascinating Planet. [male 1] Being wrong actually
sometimes is a great thing, and this is the thing we
don’t discuss a lot, but um, when you see them land a… [stammers] a mission to Mars,
you see the NASA control room clapping and applauding. They clap just as hard
when there’s a catastrophe, because we ruled
out something.

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    Requiem4aDr3Am

    It's like I hopped in a time machine back to the 80s and Carl Sagan look me on another adventure into the cosmos:P

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    Requiem4aDr3Am

    The sad thing is there are flat earthers out there that probably believe some of what was shared here such as kepler disproving space:P

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    MightyMitoMaria

    Thank you Carl, I mean Ted. One point of dispute: Mars does NOT have robots living on it. Only one human/bot hybrid named Elon Musk. Truly fascinating!

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    unstoppableExodia

    Cosmetologists studying space? LoL I'm sure he meant to say astrologists they're the real MVP when it comes to understanding the cosmos

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    rraa dd88

    "Fake newsy" content is not so funny these days.

    I would say it is better to not do that because somebody somewhere would have to argue against a person who would unconditionally believe that this video is scientifically correct.

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    Rafael Alvarez

    Yes the first woman biths a baby on thw spaceshipngoimg to mars that baby will evolve with specail adaptions she needs to be pregnant durimg space travel it takes 9 months for the mars trip

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    Ardub23

    I'm embarrassed at how long it took me to realize this is a joke. I didn't pay attention to the channel name and was watching it too small to see the watermark in the corner, but I really should have caught on when not five seconds in the narrator gives the time as "2 PM" in space.

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    K Graves

    I kinda want Demetri to read some of his thirst tweets. I feel like some of them would be very intelligent or they would sound like it with that gorgeous voice 😍

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    The5000Quinn

    Leading Cosmotologists now believe that over 100% of all robots on Mars, are in fact alien. Proving this series to be false!

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    John Turner

    When Canadians make fun of Americans….

    Though to be fully realistic it would have to break for an eight-spot three-minute commercial block after five minutes, then recap itself for thirty seconds, then talk for another four minutes thirty seconds before going to another eight-spot three-minute commercial block.

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    Ben Friedland

    I love this, but the watermark completely ruins it. I love satire that takes a minute to reveal itself and the watermark spoils it instantly.

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    Petitio Principii

    That's all very insteresting, but I want to believe as the series progresses in the advancements of the history of science, it will explore how we found out that the Earth (and maybe other planets and the Sun itself) isn't round like the "everything is round" fundamentalists posit. Just because atoms themselves are known to be minuscule solar systems with rounder planets and a round nucleus/sun, it doesn't mean that at this scale everything is also round. Or even that the atoms of atomic solar system and its inhabitants are also round. At every level it could have a different geometrical shape, and we can't know for sure what that would be. And it's unscientific to just assume it's round by generalization. Science is founded on democratic values, so everyone has the right to vote and thus determine scientific truth.

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    Peter XYZ

    Not sure how to take this. It’s almost funny, in my opinion. Maybe if the actor were to act more like Carl Sagan in speak and mannerism, it would be funnier. This has huge potential to be hilarious and educational. I’ll watch more episodes hoping it get hilarious.

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    Niels Næsebohr

    A question I've had for a long time that I wish this series would touch upon: What's the difference between space and outer space?

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    Shane Rose-Berg

    This is almost too funny. I think I’m going to have to… space.. these out so I can recover from laughing so hard.

    Flirting.. entering…what a genius.

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    Kenneth Rougeau

    Ever so not-so Sagan. I love it! 😀 Joan of Arc & the Salem Witch Trials? I knew the girl was ahead of her time, but wow! 😛

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    Zebulous

    This is written like a person who didn’t quite pass high school is trying to randomly teach their nephew about history.

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