NOVA; Faster Than Sound
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- Faster Than Sound
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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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October 14, 1997, marks the 50th anniversary of a watershed in aviation history: a pilot flew an aircraft through the sound barrier and lived to tell the tale. From wind tunnel tests to experiments conducted by daring pilots in the air, NOVA reveals previously unknown details about the test programs that were carried out and tells the dramatic story of man's attempt to fly faster than sound.
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- Chicago: “NOVA; Faster Than Sound,” 09/11/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_677D26C6C1DB412FA2EB938AD7F788E3.
- MLA: “NOVA; Faster Than Sound.” 09/11/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_677D26C6C1DB412FA2EB938AD7F788E3>.
- APA: NOVA; Faster Than Sound. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_677D26C6C1DB412FA2EB938AD7F788E3