American factual SVOD CuriosityStream will explore the daily impact of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with Go Button Media’s two-part special A World Without NASA.
The episodes – titled “The Pulse of Tech” and “The Fires of Science” – examines a world in which NASA, the independent aeronautics and aerospace agency, never existed and its myriad technological innovations disappeared.
The specials will then follow the space race back to the present day to learn what challenges and questions drove the development of NASA’s life-changing technologies, which have impacted the development of such modern conveniences as online dating and the smart watch, to GPS and fire safety.
Featured throughout A World Without NASA will be a cast of astronauts, engineers and aeronautical experts who set out to discover the ways in which space technologies have completely altered modern day life.
“A World Without NASA is a ticket to experience a joyride through innovation, bringing the far away concepts of space technology down to earth,” said Rob Burk, head of content for CuriosityStream, in a statement. “At its heart, the series is a really fun journey giving us a peek at the unthinkable – how we’d live without so many of the cutting-edge technologies we often take for granted.”
“We wanted to rocket into how NASA and the space race are critically relevant to everyone, regardless of interest in space or science or age,” said Daniel Oron, executive producer and showrunner at Toronto-based Go Button Media. “Forget the stars – wherever you are, whatever you do, you’re using NASA technology in your daily existence.”
DCD Rights distributes the series internationally.
The specials launch today (Jan. 9) on CuriosityStream, with episode one set to broadcast across CBC’s documentary Channel on Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and episode two airing Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.