Netflix have some amazing documentaries and the streaming giant are taking this to a whole new level with a near real-time documentary series made up of five episodes and a livestream. “Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission To Space” is a new series from Emmy Award® winner Jason Hehir (“The Last Dance”) that will follow the crew of the SpaceX Dragon mission, named Inspiration4, who will make history as the world’s first all-civilian mission into orbit. The crew will take a three-day trip orbiting Earth and reaching an altitude higher than that of the International Space Station (ISS). The first four episodes are now available and and tonight there is a livestream of the rocket’s launch.
The time of the launch obviously depends on where you are in the world so here’s a handy list for you along with the video where you can watch the event.
Western USA: 4.00pm; launch scheduled for 5.02pm
Eastern USA: 7.00pm start; launch scheduled for 8.02pm
UK: Midnight; launch scheduled for 1.02am, 16th Sept
Central Europe: 1.00am, 16th Sept; launch scheduled for 2.02am, 16th Sept
Africa: 1.00am, 16th Sept; launch scheduled for 2.02am, 16th Sept
Western Australia: 7.00am, 16th Sept; launch scheduled for 8.02am, 16th Sept
Eastern Australia: 9.00am, 16th Sept; launch scheduled for 10.02am, 16th Sept
The release schedule, which includes a live YouTube stream of the launch, is shown below:
- Episodes 1 & 2: Meet the Crew – Watch globally on Netflix September 6th
- Episodes 3 & 4: Prepare for Launch – Watch globally on Netflix September 13th
- Live Launch: Watch on Netflix Youtube on September 15th
- Episode 5: The Return Home – Watch globally on Netflix late September
COUNTDOWN: INSPIRATION4 MISSION TO SPACE, the first Netflix documentary series to cover an event in near real-time, boldly captures the most ambitious step to date in the rapidly-developing age of civilian space exploration. With exclusive access to the trailblazing mission, the unprecedented series will premiere in five parts, taking viewers behind the scenes with the four crew members who are raising funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. From their unconventional selection and intensive months-long commercial astronaut training, to the intimate moments leading up to liftoff, their dream opportunity becomes a reality – with all the mental, physical, and emotional challenges that come along with it. The final episode, which premieres just days after the mission is completed, will capture the historic launch and the crew’s journey into space, culminating in their triumphant splashdown and return to Earth.