Stephen Hawking has achieved a place in the collective memory of humanity as a great astronomer, an exciting science composer, and a role model for both disabled and disabled people. The Smithsonian Channel will be broadcasting one of Hawking's most recent documentary locations on 25 March, at 8 p.m. EDT / PDT, in the premiere of "Leaving the land: or how to colonize a planet."
Hawking opens the film with prophecy and caution: "I'm sure people must leave the Earth and make a new house on other planet," he says. "We must do it now before a disaster emerges with mankind that we cannot predict or control."
The film examines what mankind needs to do to achieve the task. But there are only some of the challenges facing people expanding into space in line with a new planet. Such a pioneering crew would be in front of years of space travel that would tax their mental and physical well-being.
After this terrible journey, they would begin their right task: building society on a new world, which is not so small. "It will take more than planet explorers to balance," says Hawking. To create a self-sustaining colony, astronauts would have to build habitats, farm food and process and process the planet's resources. A robot may find the spot for the arrival of the first settlers. Establishing a colony in space would require an incredible intelligence, but the documentary shows that capacity is a resource.
Across the film inspires digital, artistic Hawking inspires hope and faith in all who listen as it encourages world citizens to retell innovation and ambition of the space race.
The natural curiosity of our species is what the planets drive far away, "he says." In the next 100 years, we will begin our greatest events ever. We have the fate in the stars. "
Editor's Note: Smithsonian Channel announced that Sunday, March 25 at 8 p.m. EDT / PDT except 1 April at 9 p.m. EDT / PDT.