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NOVA; Rescue Mission in Space


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Rescue Mission in Space
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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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Hobbled by defective eyesight because of its original, bungled prescription, the Hubble Space Telescope (named after astronomer Edwin Hubble) was recently repaired in a dramatic Space Shuttle mission. NOVA follows the exploits of astronauts who saved the day, and the stunning work that Hubble has performed in the months since its repair.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Rescue Mission in Space,” 09/21/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2784BF5CB9DA44D58AA3CBDAF06DC858.
MLA: “NOVA; Rescue Mission in Space.” 09/21/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2784BF5CB9DA44D58AA3CBDAF06DC858>.
APA: NOVA; Rescue Mission in Space. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2784BF5CB9DA44D58AA3CBDAF06DC858
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