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Rick Mulheirn

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posted 10-08-2014 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new Brian Cox series entitled, Human Universe: Apeman to Spaceman, began last evening on BBC 2:
Beginning in Ethiopia, Professor Brian Cox discovers how the universe played a key role in our ascent from apeman to spaceman by driving the expansion of our brains. But big brains alone did not get us to space. To reveal what did, Brian heads out of Africa to the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, where he unpicks the next part of our story - the birth of civilization - and then on to Kazakhstan, where he witnesses the return of astronauts from space and explains what took us from civilization to the stars.
Part one of a five-part series, it will be repeated this Sunday for those who missed it. Looks interesting with more than a sprinkling of space content.


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posted 10-08-2014 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great show and well worth watching, as usual his enthusiasm is infectious. Perhaps we should lobby Virgin Galactic to get him a free flight, assuming he'd want to? He could bring back so much for others from such an experience


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posted 10-08-2014 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb, liked the ending where Prof. Brian Cox put the stone spearhead of the apeman next to the Soyuz of the spaceman.

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