A NASA spacecraft named Lucy blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to the Trojans, a group of asteroids over 400 million miles from Earth thought to hold important clues about the origins of our solar system. Just hours before, in Senegal, West Africa, a team of scientists sets out to capture extraordinarily precise observations vital to the success of the Lucy mission crucial data needed to help NASA navigate Lucy to its asteroid targets across millions of miles of space. The team's leader, Senegalese astronomer Maram Kaire, takes viewers on a journey to investigate his nation's rich and deep history of astronomy, reaching back thousands of years and the promising future ahead.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.