It’s no secret that Elon Musk wants to take humans to Mars—to colonize it and make it our second home. But what many people don’t know is how he plans to get us there, and just how hard it will be to make that dream come true. The fascinating documentary, Return to Space, offers an up-close look at the SpaceX team behind this monumental goal, as well as the enormous challenges they face every day in pursuit of their ultimate objective. Return to Space: The Documentary
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A Story About Failure
Last fall, I became obsessed with a strange new Netflix documentary about Elon Musk. I’m not even sure how it came on my radar in such a random way—but it just had me so excited about space and outer space again. No small feat for a 12-year-old who hates math.
A Story About Persistence
Many people dream of reaching space, but few have done it. That’s where Elon Musk comes in. This billionaire has not only reached space, he’s started a company that hopes to take humans there for less than $10 million a trip. Watch Return to Space and see what goes into planning and carrying out such an ambitious task. And learn why some people are so determined they won’t let failure stop them from trying again and again until they succeed.
return to space trailer
return-to-space trailer 1 (2012) – Elon Musk, SpaceX engineers from Jimmy Chin on Vimeo.
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return to space cast
Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Elon Musk and Chris Hadfield are executive producers; J.J. Abrams is an executive producer of documentariy film Return to Space, which was acquired by Netflix for their subscribers in 2016. The documentary film tells about past and future flights into space and about issues of life on board of ISS. Music for Return to Space documentary film soundtrack was composed by Danny Elfman who also performs main theme from Return To Space documentary
return to space netflix
In June 2018, Elon Musk’s SpaceX team successfully launched and landed a rocket used for satellite launches. It is hard to believe that 15 years ago, NASA was considering scrapping its entire space shuttle program in favor of relying on private companies for space travel. Now there are nearly 100 small satellites launched into orbit each year – a pace that far outpaces any other nation in history.
return to space documentary
What’s next for space? The new Netflix documentary ‘Return to Space’ shows SpaceX engineers and founder Elon Musk hard at work on sending humans back into orbit. Here’s what we learned. 
How long is an astronaut break before they have to go back to space?
When astronauts come back from space they are not allowed to go back up for 6 months due to their bone density decreasing in space. Without muscle and bone density an astronaut would get decompression sickness. It takes astronauts that have been in space for more than a year about half a year of recovery time before they can return to work. – How long does it take for an astronaut’s bones and muscles, after exposure to zero gravity, to regain strength? – Quora. Quora. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
Elon Musk tweet
Recently I have been developing new rocket technology with SpaceX engineers in Hawthorne California. Our team is developing a reusable rocket that may be able to travel as far as Mars. In order for us to accomplish such a mission, we must first return to space and prove our work before being able to launch again into space. This documentary showcases our progress in recent months as well as showing images of Earth from outer space.