Run-Time: 1 x 44 min.
Directed by Ulrike Schmitzer, Matthias Widter
A co-production of ORF/3sat and Raum.Film
, English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Barbara Imhof has a pretty unusual job: She is a space architect. On behalf of European Space Agency ESA, Imhof designs space ships and even habitats for distant planets.
What sounds like utopia does have a realistic background: In 2030, man is to set foot on Mars, while in 2018 American astronauts are to land on the moon again to accomplish first steps in creating a lunar interstation for manned long-term missions into space. Astronautics are increasingly focussing on manned missions again, visionary concepts mapping architectures for colonisation of extraterrestrial planets are becoming ever more important. The documentary not only shows how construction can be accomplished under conditions of minimal gravity, but also offers an insight into the means of how astronauts could travel comfortably to planets far away, often having to spend months within their spacecraft. Previously unreleased material from space agencies of Japan, USA and Europe is shown for the first time!