One Strange Rock – Earth Through The Eyes Of The Astronauts

The 10-part TV series is the extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena.

Published 13 Mar 2018, 13:14 GMT

Life on Earth is extraordinary and what so many of us may take for granted is in fact, nothing short of a compelling miracle.

The fact that our home planet is bursting with life in so much abundance and diversity makes it unique and fascinating. That is why we are taking viewers on a thrilling tour of one of the famous blue marble that spins in the darkness of space in a remarkable 10-part TV series hosted by Hollywood actor and legend, Will Smith.

What really makes the series extra special is that anchoring the programmes is an elite group of astronauts who provide unique perspectives and relate their own personal memories and thoughts on seeing our planet from space. (Related: Share An Astronaut's Extraordinary Views Of Earth From Space.)

NASA astronaut Terry Virts, commander of Expedition 43 on board the International Space Station, tweeted this beautiful image of our planet with this simple comment "#Earth".
Photograph by Terry Virts/NASA

Even after five decades of human spaceflight few people have been able to slip the bonds of gravity and experience that rarefied moment of seeing the sun peeking out from behind the curved horizon.

Indeed, since 1961 only 556 humans have entered space with only 24 watching the Earth shrink in the distance until it is the size of a wristwatch face. It is the astronauts that can put Earth into perspective and help us all understand what a remarkable and amazing place this one strange rock truly is.

One Strange Rock premieres on Tuesday March 27 at 8pm.

Hollywood actor, Will Smith, is the narrator to One Strange Rock.
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