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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 5, Episode 11 Icarus' Children

First Aired: March 29, 1978

"Icarus' Children" focuses on Paul MacReady, who designed a human-powered plane that became the first to negotiate an official test course. The plane is seen taking off, propelled by a cyclist. Also: unsuccessful flights by competing craft and MacReady's early models.

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March 22, 1978

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Season 5, Episode 12

April 12, 1978

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