| Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Cosmos explores the thrilling first hours of first contact when three astronomers accidentally intercept what they believe to be a faint, coded signal from a distant alien civilisation
The folk song, sung by the team during the film is called "Uncle Rat" - performed by Charles Fulton, recorded by S.R. Cowel and is available to listen to for free on the library of congress website.
I figure there's two types of scientist Mike; those that look down at Earth trying to figure out what's going on here, and then there are those who look up to space searching for the answers out there. But they're both really looking for the same ...
The satellite they track moves east-to-west. While not impossible, nearly all non-polar, low-earth-orbit satellites are launched west-to-east as that leverages the earth's spin in obtaining the necessary orbital speed.