Homo Spatius

Homo Spatius

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Credit: APT

Twelve astronauts from around the world discuss the impact of space travel on their lives and bodies.

Homo Spatius airs Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Their firsthand accounts, combined with 60 years of medical science and present-day lab testing sequences spotlight how zero-gravity affects the human body and mind.

The astronauts — among them Americans, Russians and Japanese — help reveal the breakthroughs and remaining challenges scientists face to prevent, and even reverse, the physical ramifications of extraterrestrial travel. Homo Spatius also delves into the engineering aspect of space travel, and points out the issues that will need to be overcome to fully realize the future of space colonization. Combining stunning visuals with compelling accounts, the documentary expertly weaves together a progress report on the state of space travel.