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NOVA; One Small Step

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One Small Step
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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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History of man in space. In part one of a two-part series on the subject of man in space, NOVA examines the history of NASA--from the origin of the space race through the triumph of the Apollo programs. By tracing the history of three key programs--Mercury, Gemini, Apollo--we show how the basic challenges surrounding space flight were answered: rendezvous and docking, life support, weightlessness, space sickness, equipment reliability and so on.



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