Discovery Channel Takes to the Road and Outer Space this October

Fasten your seatbelts as Discovery Channel takes you on an adrenaline ride this October. From fast cars to spaceships, Discovery packs its line-up with informative and entertaining programs that will bring childhood dreams back to life.

October will also see the return of the much-awaited SPACE WEEK.  Indulge in daily exploration of the mysteries of the universe and mankind’s bold attempts to understand it in Space Week, from October 3 to 9, Monday to Sunday, 9.50 p.m.

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Follow the internet’s favorite astronaut, Chris Hadfied, as he gives a tour around the International Space Station in The Man Who Tweeted the Earth. Chris is a Canadian astronaut who tweets, snaps photos and regularly connects with folks back home even as he hurtles at 28,000 km an hour in orbit. Discovery and Hadfield will rekindle our love for spacemen by featuring past, present and future astronauts and even expert scientific collaborators. This is the first-ever documentary produced that has its star subject actively in orbit. The Man Who Tweeted the Earth will premiere on October 4, Tuesday, at 9:50 p.m.

From space exploration, Discovery goes on to fast cars with Idris Elba: No Limits. Since childhood, Idris was obsessed with speed and wanted to immerse himself in the world of fast machines. The show follows this racer as he tries his hand on rally driving, drag racing, aerobatics, and even an attempt to beat a Land Speed Record that hasn’t been broken since 1927.

Idris Elba preparing for the Circuit of Ireland Rally.

Idris will push himself to the absolute limit as he is challenged not only to master his skills but also understand the engineering behind his machines. With the help of racing legends Jimmy McRae and Ari Vatanan, and modern-day sporting stars Antron Brown and Ed Cyster, the question is – will he be headed for a podium finish? Idris Elba: No Limits will air on October 23, Sunday, at 9.50 p.m.

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