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Josh Gets His Mind Blown 00:44

Check out some of Josh's best reactions from his search for alien life.

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World’s Largest Radio Telescope

Josh visits the enormous Green Bank Telescope in Green Bank, W. Va. The world’s largest steerable radio telescope clocks in at 110 meters by 100 meters.

Walking the Distance

Josh walks across the Green Bank Telescope, which detects magnetic fields, atoms and molecules in distant space. Scientists use the detections to further knowledge about star formations, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project crew uses the telescope to look for signs of intelligent life in outer space.

Zero Gravity

Josh saddles up in Space Center Houston’s Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) and experiences what zero gravity feels like.

Finding Balance

The ARGOS system uses an overhead crane system to simulate zero gravity for astronaut training and testing robotic structures in zero-gravity environments.

Rocket to the Moon

The Saturn V rocket, currently on display at NASA Space Center Houston, is a 363-foot-tall shuttle built to send astronauts to the moon. The first Saturn V went to space during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968.

Rocket Power

Fully fueled, the Saturn V rocket weighs 6.2 million pounds and generates more power than 85 Hoover Dams at launch.

Deep Space Craft

The Orion module is a new spacecraft that will send astronauts to deep space, farther than any space shuttle or rocket has gone before. The module has the ability to send up to six humans to faraway asteroids or Mars.

All Aboard the Orion

Under the direction of Orion crew manager Laura Kernin, Josh explores the Orion module, which was designed to send astronauts farther into deep space than any other spacecraft.

Mission Control

Perhaps most well-known as the room where Apollo 13 astronauts messaged, “Houston, we have a problem,” Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control is the hub where all NASA launches are managed and active spacecrafts are monitored.

Mission Control Call

Josh makes a phone call from NASA’s Mission Control on his behind-the-scenes tour with flight director Mike Lammers.

Touring the Mars Rover Vehicle

The Mars Rover Vehicle’s designer, Justin Ridley, shows Josh how the rover will help future astronauts move more easily around Mars.

Off-World Vehicle

A model vehicle built for Mars exploration, complete with all-terrain tires, can be seen at Space Center Houston.

Touring Independence

Space Center visitors can tour the interior of a replica of the Independence space shuttle and NASA 905 shuttle carrier in the Independence Plaza exhibit.

In-Flight Meal Service

In-flight dinners look a little different when you’re traveling to space. A sample dinner of steak, macaroni and cheese, green beans with mushrooms, and cherry-blueberry cobbler are vacuum-sealed in pouches and cut open when crew members are ready to eat.

Space Food

Back at Space Center Houston, Josh gets his fill of drinking water from a sealed, space-ready pouch.

Desert Observatory

The Paranal Observatory in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert has some of the best views of the night sky on Earth, along with world-class infrared telescopes that can capture the faintest light from faraway stars, planets and asteroids.

Very Large Telescopes

The Paranal Observatory houses four VLTs, or Very Large Telescopes, that can be used separately or together to view objects in space that are four billion times fainter than can be detected by the naked human eye.

Trekking in the Chilean Desert

Josh takes a walk across the driest desert in the world, where the world-famous Paranal Observatory is located.

High-Altitude Geysers

About six hours northeast of the Paranal Observatory lies the scenic El Tatio Geyser field, which is one of the world’s highest-altitude geysers at roughly 14,173 feet above sea level.

Geysers in Action

At sunrise, tourists come to El Tatio Geyser field to observe early-morning geysers that dissipate into columns of steam in the cold mountain air.

Desert Pools

Sulfurous pools bubble and steam at El Tatio Geyser Field, while visitors dip into natural hot springs nearby.

Traffic Jam

While traveling in Zimbabwe, a herd of elephants crossing the street cause a bit of a traffic delay for the crew on their way to Victoria Falls.

Welcome to Victoria Falls

Josh is greeted with open arms once he and the crew arrive in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Ariel School UFO sighting

In Ruwa, Zimbabwe, Josh and James Fox meet with witnesses 23 years after the Ariel School UFO sighting.

Bentwaters Air Force Base

Josh investigates the Rendlesham Forest Incident, also known as “Britain’s Roswell,” behind the scenes at the decommissioned Bentwaters Air Force Base in Suffolk, England.

Life in Outer Space?

Professor Milton Wainwright from the University of Sheffield shows Josh his research around the theory of panspermia, which posits that life exists throughout outer space.

Weather Balloons in Progress

A crew of academics and professionals work to launch a weather balloon into the stratosphere to collect space particles.

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'Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti' Videos

5 Cool Things About Everest Base Camp 01:09

Josh Gates flies in to Mt. Everest Base Camp in his search for more yeti evidence.

Josh the Sherpa 01:45

Josh trades packs with one of the Sherpa guides and quickly regrets its.

Khumjung Earthquake: How You Can Help 01:56

Josh and his crew talk with local villagers about the relief efforts from the devastating 2015 earthquake.

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Josh Gates

Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions. Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates’ adventures as he sets out on a global journey to find the truth behind captivating and iconic unsolved legends.

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Season 3, Episode 10

Captain Kidd's Treasure

Josh Gates retraces the footsteps of the legendary Captain Kidd in the hopes of finding his buried treasure. From the East Coast to the Caribbean, the search takes him to a real pirate shipwreck and to the island hideout of the notorious buccaneer.

Wednesday
Feb 22
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 3

The Vanished Empire

On the Mediterranean island of Crete, the Minoans built one of the most glorious civilizations in the ancient world and then mysteriously vanished. Josh Gates travels to Greece to find out exactly how Europe's first superpower disappeared.

Sunday
Feb 26
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 11

Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold

Josh Gates journeys to the wilds of Namibia to embark on a treacherously deep dive in Lake Otjikoto for a long lost World War I treasure.

Thursday
Mar 30
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 5

Finding Fenn's Fortune

Josh hunts for a two-million-dollar treasure, hidden deep in the Rocky Mountains.

Thursday
Apr 27
12am | 11c
Season 3, Episode 4

The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Josh Gates joins leading archeologists as they investigate America's first missing-persons case, The Lost Colony of Roanoke. Following newly discovered clues, he'll reach new heights as he digs for answers to this over 400-year-old mystery.

Thursday
May 4
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 7

Code to Gold

Josh scours the Virginia backcountry in search of the legendary Thomas Beale treasure, which would be worth millions today. Since encrypted codes are hiding its whereabouts, Josh takes a detour to Philadelphia to uncover missing pieces of the puzzle.

Thursday
May 11
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 11

Samurai Sword of Power

Josh searches through various ancient shrines in Japan looking for the mystical Honjo Masamune sword. During his travels, Josh learns the ways of the samurai and is educated on how to forge his own sword.

Saturday
May 13
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 8

Lasseter's Gold

Josh Gates sets off deep into the Australian Outback, following the footsteps of legendary explorer Harold Lasseter, who claims to have found a vast field of gold. On the trail with two of Australia's foremost Lasseter experts, Josh follows the clues that ultimately lead to a breathtaking conclusion.

Thursday
Aug 17
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 16

India's Atlantis

Josh Gates travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find find evidence that the golden city is real, Josh dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site that could rewrite history.

Thursday
Aug 31
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 13

Yamashita's Gold

Josh travels to the Philippines searching for Yamashita's Gold, a treasure that has been hidden since World War II. When the cave Josh explores quickly fills with water, will he escape with a piece of history before he's trapped?

Saturday
Sep 2
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 11

Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold

Josh Gates journeys to the wilds of Namibia to embark on a treacherously deep dive in Lake Otjikoto for a long lost World War I treasure.

Wednesday
Sep 27
8pm | 7c
Season 0, Episode 24

Over the Edge

Josh Gates shares his favorite moments from season three that didn't make the final cut, including never-before-seen footage, expanded scenes and more.

Friday
Oct 6
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 15

Italy's Barbarian Booty

To find the plundered riches of the Roman Empire, Josh Gates must locate the tomb of the Visigoth king Alaric in Italy. The hunt extends from the capital of Rome to the southern city of Cosenza, where the mayor is spearheading an effort to find the tomb.

Wednesday
Oct 11
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Hunting Vampires

Josh explores the history of vampirism in Romania and Bulgaria.

Wednesday
Oct 18
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 5

Repack 2

Josh counts down the 10 most dangerous moments from season 1.

Wednesday
Nov 1
9am | 8c
Season 0, Episode 6

Raw & Unfiltered

Josh answers questions from viewers, reveals new developments in intriguing unfinished investigations, and pulls back the curtain to reveal what really happens behind the scenes in this special episode of Expedition Unknown.

Wednesday
Nov 1
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 20

Further Off the Rails!

Hours of footage are filmed for every episode of Expedition Unknown and some truly wild and zany moments end up on the cutting room floor. Now, Josh Gates compiles the best unseen footage, expanded scenes and never-before-televised moments from his season two adventures into one off-the-rails special.

Wednesday
Nov 1
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 1

Plummer's Gold

Josh Gates sets off for gold rush country to search for the lost fortune of a notorious Montana sheriff. During his investigation, Josh explores hidden cave systems and blows open a mine that's been sealed for over a century.

Wednesday
Nov 1
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 1

Temple of Doom

Josh travels to the remote and land-mine-riddled jungles of Cambodia to investigate the lost city of the Khmer Empire and search for a mystical relic that gave its god king the power to incinerate his enemies more than 1,000 years ago.

Wednesday
Nov 1
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 14

Corsica's Nazi Treasure

Josh Gates hunts for the hidden treasure of Erwin Rommel, a Nazi general who plundered the wealth of North Africa as his tank corps fled the continent. The search brings Josh to never-explored underground lakes and undersea relics of World War II.

Wednesday
Nov 1
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 18

Searching for Shangri-La

Josh ventures into Nepal to investigate the mythical paradise of Shangri-La.

Wednesday
Nov 1
10pm | 9c
Season 0, Episode 19

Shangri-La Found

Josh's search for the mystic Shangri-La continues deeper into the Himalayans.

Wednesday
Nov 1
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 14

Corsica's Nazi Treasure

Josh Gates hunts for the hidden treasure of Erwin Rommel, a Nazi general who plundered the wealth of North Africa as his tank corps fled the continent. The search brings Josh to never-explored underground lakes and undersea relics of World War II.

Thursday
Nov 2
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 18

Searching for Shangri-La

Josh ventures into Nepal to investigate the mythical paradise of Shangri-La.

Thursday
Nov 2
1am | 12c
Season 0, Episode 19

Shangri-La Found

Josh's search for the mystic Shangri-La continues deeper into the Himalayans.

Thursday
Nov 2
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

Temple of Doom

Josh travels to the remote and land-mine-riddled jungles of Cambodia to investigate the lost city of the Khmer Empire and search for a mystical relic that gave its god king the power to incinerate his enemies more than 1,000 years ago.

Thursday
Nov 2
3am | 2c

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