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NOVA; Danger in the Jet Stream


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Danger in the Jet Stream
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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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In the winter of 1996/'97, three global challengers lifted off to compete in one of the last great aeronautic challenges: a non-stop journey around the world in a balloon. NOVA was on board with all three attempts, including that of the acknowledged "underdog" balloonist, American Steve Fossett, who made it all the way from Missouri to a remote corner of India against incredible odds. Through this adventure, NOVA reveals the engineering challenges and foibles of weather that make or break these balloonists' dreams of circumnavigating the globe.

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Chicago: “NOVA; Danger in the Jet Stream,” 08/09/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E61BFAF58334BE5BB878A8B9EFA7F38.
MLA: “NOVA; Danger in the Jet Stream.” 08/09/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E61BFAF58334BE5BB878A8B9EFA7F38>.
APA: NOVA; Danger in the Jet Stream. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5E61BFAF58334BE5BB878A8B9EFA7F38
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