Beyond Planet Earth (PC, CD-ROM) Discovery Communications - 1994 USA, Canada Release

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Beyond Planet Earth
Product ID 43252-24790
Product UPC 743252247907
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1994
Publisher(s) Discovery Communications
Category(s) Reference, Science Reference, Astronomy
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Take an interactive journey to Mars and beyond!

Blast off on an interactive exploration into the mysteries of our solar system.
Find out how the solar system was formed. Investigate moons, asteroids, meteors, comets and more! Get the latest, close-up pictures from space with over 50 minutes of compelling video from NASA and Voyager missions. Interview planetary experts, including Apollo XI astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Then explore controversial and daring plans to launch a manned mission to Mars. Will we pass the test of interplanetary travel? If so, how will we make the trip and what will we find when we get there?

Research a universe of photographs and text, fully cross-referenced for easy access. The Solar Gallery features 8 topics, including Journey to the Planets, The Rocky Inner Worlds, The Gas Giants, The Outer Limits, Myriad Moons, Meteors, Comets & Asteroids, Cosmic Collisions, and Beyond the Solar Sea.

Select videos from a vast library of acclaimed Discovery Channel programs, including Tales from Other Worlds, a 15-minute documentary, as well as these other exciting video clips: The New Solar System, Fate of the Dinosaurs, Star Cycle and The Electric Sun.

In-depth interviews with four acknowledged leaders in the field who bring you the cutting edge of interplanetary travel and research.

Will we one day go to Mars? How will we get there? When will we go? A provocative look at space exploration in the 21st century. Explore plans for a manned mission to Mars, and find out what's needed to survive on the red planet.

Beyond Planet Earth tackles our most urgent questions about space exploration and planetary science.

Launch into:

  • 50 minutes of action-packed video.
  • More than 200 compelling photographs.
  • A comprehensive reference to the planets.
  • Fun and easy-to-read text.
  • Print and copy capabilities.
  • Easy, mouse-controlled navigation.
  • Fun for the whole family!

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 4MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color

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