The greatest expeditions of mankind – Magellan and the space race

Jul 16, 2023 | History, Science, Travel, Videos

The Longest Voyage is a captivating animated documentary by the award-winning team behind 30 Years of Darkness. The film highlights two of humanity’s greatest achievements—the first journey to the moon and the first voyage around the world.
In the documentary, viewers will learn about the incredible three-year voyage of Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano— a turning point in history that mapped the globe and ushered in a new age. Through this journey, mankind’s view of the world was transformed, and it opened the door to the next exploratory challenge: the journey into space. The similarity between modern space exploration and the Age of Discovery is remarkable. The film showcases how both eras were born of competition between two superpowers. Five hundred years ago, it was the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal. In the 20th century, it was the United States and the Soviet Union.

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