The Best Documentaries About Space

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List Criteria: Documentary films about astronauts, space travel, or outer space, including celestial bodies and other planets

There are a number of documentaries out there that detail the different aspects of the universe specifically discussing outer space, including the science of the universe, conspiracies about whether or not we truly landed on the moon, detailing the different planets in the solar system and the possibilities of aliens and UFO’s. No matter what your interest in watching a space documentary is, there’s sure to be the perfect fitting one included on this list.

What are the best documentaries about space? The documentaries on this list cover any aspect imaginable when it comes to the topic of space, such as whether we’re alone in the universe or not, the beautiful qualities of the planets and the stars in our solar system and NASA space shuttle missions. Many of these films are informational, providing a historical context as well as scientific background.
 
This list has the best documentary films dealing with the subject of space, including: Orphans of Apollo, Through the Wormhole and The Planets. Vote up your favorite, spaciest documentary below or add any not already on the list.
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    Space Station 3D is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Space Station 3D

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    The Planets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space
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    Through the Wormhole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Through the Wormhole

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    Cosmic Voyage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Cosmic Voyage Morgan Freeman

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    Nova: Earth from Space is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Nova: Earth from Space

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    Turning Point: Race to the Moo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Turning Point: Race to the Moon: the Tragedy of Apollo One

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    Life Beyond Earth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Timothy Ferris

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    Race to the Moon: American Exp... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Race to the Moon: American Experience Joe Morton

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    For All Mankind is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Buzz Aldrin, Gus Grissom, Alan Bean

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    Journey to the Edge of the Uni... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Journey to the Edge of the Universe

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    Mission to Mir: IMAX Shannon Lucid, Gennadi Strekalov, Charlie Precourt

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    The Astronomers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    The Astronomers

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    Destiny in Space is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space
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    Out of the Present is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Out of the Present Sergei Krikalev

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    Seconds From Disaster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

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    Hail Columbia!: IMAX is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Hail Columbia!: IMAX James Whitmore

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    Moon Shot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Moon Shot

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    Asteroids: Deadly Impact is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Asteroids: Deadly Impact

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    Failure Is Not an Option is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Failure Is Not an Option

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    UFO Files is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    UFO Files

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    DreamWaves is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    DreamWaves

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    The Dream Is Alive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    The Dream Is Alive

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    Our Century is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Our Century

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    Sputnik Fever is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Sputnik Fever

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    Lost Moon: the Triumph of Apol... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Lost Moon: the Triumph of Apollo 13

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    Beyond the Moon: Failure Is No... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

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    Magnificent Desolation: Walkin... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman

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    BLAST! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space
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    Fahrenheit 9/11 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

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    UFO: the Greatest Story Ever D... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    UFO: the Greatest Story Ever Denied

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    An Arctic Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    An Arctic Space Odyssey

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    Nostalgia For The Light is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space
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    Hyperspace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Hyperspace

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    Horizon: the Man Who Lost His ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Horizon: the Man Who Lost His Body

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    Out of the Blue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space
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    Space Night is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Space Night

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    Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Elliott Gould, Sergei Khrushchev

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    Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On the Moon?

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    Orphans of Apollo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Documentaries About Space

    Orphans of Apollo

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