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Transporting you to the surface of these dynamic worlds to witness the moments of high drama that shaped each one, The Planets reveals how the latest science allows us to unlock their past lives. It pieces together clues of magnificent lost waterfalls on Mars, the mass planetary migrations as they jostled for position early in their history, and even the distant fate of Saturn as one of its moons awakens to form a beautiful water world.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Thursday January 23 at 5:40am

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 1 | Series 1

Twelve exceptional candidates go through a series of grueling physical and psychological tests to find out who has what it takes to be an astronaut.

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday January 23 at 1:30pm

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 3 | Series 1

Old fears surface when the remaining astronaut candidates face a series of space agency swim tests.

Episode 2, Series 1

Friday January 24 at 5:45am

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 2 | Series 1

The remaining astronaut candidates are put through more demanding tests and pushed to their limits in a simulated emergency splashdown, where they have to escape from an underwater…

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday January 24 at 1:20pm

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 4 | Series 1

The competition intensifies as the remaining astronaut candidates head off to a secret facility in Sweden.

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday January 25 at 5:30am

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 3 | Series 1

Old fears surface when the remaining astronaut candidates face a series of space agency swim tests.

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday January 27 at 1:20pm

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 5 | Series 1

The astronaut candidates fight for their place in the final. Their leadership skills are assessed in a survival test and a 30-metre abseil down a sheer cliff face exposes weaknesses…

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday January 28 at 5:50am

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 5 | Series 1

The astronaut candidates fight for their place in the final. Their leadership skills are assessed in a survival test and a 30-metre abseil down a sheer cliff face exposes weaknesses…

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday January 28 at 1:20pm

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 6 | Series 1

The finalists head to the Shuttle Landing Facility on Florida's Space Coast. They experience weightlessness as their motor skills are tested at 30,000 feet before returning to London…

Episode 6, Series 1

Wednesday January 29 at 5:30am

Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Episode 6 | Series 1

The finalists head to the Shuttle Landing Facility on Florida's Space Coast. They experience weightlessness as their motor skills are tested at 30,000 feet before returning to London…

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