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(MISSION CONTROL) Pegasus, proceed
with checklist for trans-Venus injection.
(YVAN) Copy that.
(NARRATOR) It is our destiny to explore
the far frontiers of space.
Imagine we were ready to take
the next giant leap.
to the planets.
Humanity's greatest challenge
and ultimate adventure.
Five, four, three, two, one.
(NARRATOR) This eight-billion-mile tour
of our solar system
Using data from over 40 years of
a project this vast.
is a global endeavour,
but the dreams of billions
lie in the hands of just five astronauts.
geology and aeronautics.
These five are scientists as well as astronauts
and they've been training for this mission
Venus is the most hostile planet
in the solar system.
Two of the crew will attempt to land
on its burning surface.
Huge electrostatic storms,
winds of over 200 miles an hour.
It gets so hot on the surface, it never rains.
(T0M) They'll be flying into hell.
Venus is covered in lava plains
and it's comparatively recent.
so...what's going on?
temperatures and crushing pressures.
This titanium suit has been tested
in a blast furnace.
(YVAN) It's a bit like going to Rome and
When I get down there,
I won't have time for big speeches.
I'll have to leave that to politicians.
They will be out of Earth's gravity
Grigorev will need all his strength
once he's on the surface.
0n Venus, the gravity's like Earth's
so it'll come as quite a shock.
to help, but the suit weighs 100 kilos.
even in the acid storms of Venus.
No one thought they'd find life
why not Venus?
(MISSION CONTROL) We have lift-off.
(NARRATOR) This is Pegasus,
one mile of nuclear-powered spacecraft,
home for the next six years,
Everyone understands the risks. There's
no guarantee any of them will make it home.
You have a go for trans-Venus injection.
(NARRATOR) The five astronauts
rely on thousands back on Earth.
Flight Dynamics Officer, or FiDO,
handles all manoeuvres.
and the risks
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