»Mission Earth« takes you on a journey high up into space. You get the best views of our home planet from an altitude of 40,000 kilometres. It's the ideal vantage point for discerning the diversity and beauty of our Earth. The dancing of the polar lights has a mesmerising effect, while the trajectory of a hurricane across the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking. It's also a perspective that allows humankind's impact on the environment to be spotted. The fragile interaction of the forces of nature is out of balance: the ice caps in the polar regions and glaciers in the Alps are retreating, sea levels are rising and greenhouse gases in the protective atmosphere are increasing year on year. It's high time we took care of our wonderful planet. "Mission Earth" begins now!