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Up [electronic resource]: To Boldly Go

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The natural home of our species is at sea level. The higher we go, the less oxygen there is in the air and the harder we find it to survive. In this program, doctor of extreme medicine Kevin Fong conducts a series of experiments to determine how the human body responds to altitude. He climbs one of the tallest mountains in the Alps and subjects himself to a sudden depressurization at 25,000 feet.
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52 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
To Boldly Go
To Boldly Go
  • Ascending through Earth's Atmosphere (1:51)
  • Hot Air Balloon Technology (2:16)
  • High Altitude Pioneers (2:34)
  • Physical Effects of Altitude (2:05)
  • Acute Mountain Sickness (2:09)
  • Acclimatization Process (2:00)
  • Dangers of Acclimatization (4:26)
  • Mt. Everest Death Zone (2:44)
  • Surviving above 8,000 Meters (3:05)
  • Advances in Aviation (3:21)
  • Flying in the Death Zone (2:19)
  • Experiencing Sudden Hypoxia (6:23)
  • Excelsior Sky Dive (1:53)
  • Saturn V (2:24)
  • Project Apollo: Trial and Error (3:34)
  • Apollo 13 (2:14)
  • International Space Station (1:20)
  • Zero-G Plane (2:29)
  • Physiological Changes in Orbit (0:58)
  • Future Exploration Frontiers (1:12)
  • Credits: Up: To Boldly Go (0:41)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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  • 52586s Films Media Group
  • 52588 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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