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NOVA; Supersonic Dream


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Supersonic Dream
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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 looks back affectionately over the 30-year story of the development of the world's first operational supersonic airliner. How did Concorde's designers and engineers come up with their revolutionary design? What happened to the dream that supersonic passenger flight would become an everyday, affordable way to travel, expanding Concorde's business beyond its luxury niche? Revisiting the thrill of its maiden flight of 1969 and the tragic Paris crash of 2000, "Supersonic Dream" is a unique and colorful aviation saga, drawing on rare behind-the-scenes footage and including interviews with Concorde fans such as Henry Kissinger, David Frost and many more.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Supersonic Dream,” 11/24/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B99CD8226FEC40F48244B5624C394ED4.
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