Transcript: Space Probes "Earth Views lll" ( T.O.S. written) | Oct 04, 2004A black slate appears with a title that reads "Earth Views III."
A clip of the space station floating effortlessly just above the blue Earth with swirly white clouds appears on screen.
A caption reads "Suite Number 3 in D Major, Air Johann Sebastian Bach."
Different angles of faded green and light blue land masses with Earths rounded horizon contrast with dark black space.
A caption changes to "O Earth, O Earth, return! Arise from out the dewy grass; Night is worn, and the morn Rises from the slumberous mass. William Blake."
From a satellites point of view, the Earth rotates from above.
A caption changes to "In the beginning there was nothing but Chaos. Out of this bleak nothingness came a small miracle, Love. Greek Creation Myth."
The Earth continues to rotate below.
A caption changes to "Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin. Charles Darwin."
Now large land masses of Central and South America appear on screen.
A caption changes to "Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe. Alfonso the Wise."
A satellite gently floats above the Earth.
A caption changes to "Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she; She is the hopeful lady of my earth. William Shakespeare."
The credits roll.
Executive Producer, Rudy Buttignol.
Producer Director, David Sobelman.
Production Editor, Julian Lannaman.
Footage courtesy of NASA, Johnson Space Center, Jet Propulsion Lab.
Space Walkers, A production of TVO Ontario. Copyright 2004, The Ontario Educational Communications Authority.