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NOVA; Fastest Planes in the Sky


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Fastest Planes in the Sky
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Things have only gotten more hectic since 1908, when the world's first airborne speed record was set at a blistering 47 mph. Program looks at the lure of flying ever faster.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Fastest Planes in the Sky,” 10/16/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_155BE547095748FFB50E0C81138DE621.
MLA: “NOVA; Fastest Planes in the Sky.” 10/16/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_155BE547095748FFB50E0C81138DE621>.
APA: NOVA; Fastest Planes in the Sky. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_155BE547095748FFB50E0C81138DE621
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