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NOVA; Battle Of The X-Planes


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Battle Of The X-Planes
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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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They called it the "Great Fighter War" -- the world's two aerospace titans battling for the most lucrative contract in military history. A trillion dollars and the future of America's fighter industry are at stake as Boeing and Lockheed Martin take on the challenge of the Joint Strike Fighter competition. Filmed over four years, "Battle of the X-Planes" takes viewers behind the scenes, from design and assembly to the test flights. With unprecedented access from the Department of Defense, the film marks the first time that filmmakers have ever been allowed inside a major weapons competition.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Battle Of The X-Planes,” 01/23/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_62E18DECC87148048F458F06CD57C25E.
MLA: “NOVA; Battle Of The X-Planes.” 01/23/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_62E18DECC87148048F458F06CD57C25E>.
APA: NOVA; Battle Of The X-Planes. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_62E18DECC87148048F458F06CD57C25E
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