Secret Space Escapes - Netflix

What's it like to leave earth to explore the unknown? How does it feel to be in space? What happens when you're in space and something goes terribly wrong? Science Channel's Secret Space Escapes reveals terrifying accidents, fights for survival, and stories of close calls and near misses by the astronauts who survived them. This all-new series offers chilling accounts of the challenges of space exploration as told only by the explorers who lived them and the men and women in mission control who helped each team avert disaster.

Secret Space Escapes - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-11-10

Secret Space Escapes - Escape room - Netflix

An escape room, also known as an “escape game”, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Escape rooms are inspired by “escape-the-room”–style video games. Games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons, and space stations, and usually the various puzzles and riddles themselves follow the theme of the room. Escape rooms became popular in North America, Europe and East Asia in the 2010s. Permanent escape rooms in fixed locations were first opened in Asia and followed later in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and South America.

Secret Space Escapes - Reception - Netflix

The South China Morning Post described escape rooms as a hit among “[h]ighly stressed students and overworked young professionals.” Sometimes the excitement becomes a bit much, though, and players get so invested that they tear down equipment or decorations inside their “fake” prisons, as Zhu Yumeng, chief operating officer of Beijing room escape game site Taoquan, told China Daily. The use of Hong Kong room “escapes” as distractions from the living conditions of the real city of Hong Kong has been reviewed by local journalists. On December 24, 2016, US President Barack Obama and his family visited Breakout Waikiki in Honolulu after being challenged on Twitter by the escape room, and successfully completed the Mission Manoa room with 12 seconds remaining. A 2015 American Science Channel television game show Race to Escape is based on this theme, followed in 2017 by Escape! with Janet Varney.

Secret Space Escapes - References - Netflix