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Astronaut's View of Earth, An
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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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NOVA goes aboard the space shuttle to take "An Astronaut's View of Earth." The program covers the making of the most recent big-screen Imax/Omnimax spectacle and contains eye-popping footage that one astronaut describes as "capturing the look and actual feel of seeing earth from space."



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Chicago: “NOVA; Astronaut's View of Earth, An,” 01/28/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47DC1FBC84DA47A09F2A9AF718192461.
MLA: “NOVA; Astronaut's View of Earth, An.” 01/28/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47DC1FBC84DA47A09F2A9AF718192461>.
APA: NOVA; Astronaut's View of Earth, An. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_47DC1FBC84DA47A09F2A9AF718192461
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