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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 14, Episode 21 The Rocky Road to Jupiter

First Aired: April 7, 1987

A 1987 report chronicling the oft-delayed mission to Jupiter of the spacecraft Galileo, originally scheduled for a 1982 launch. Included: an interview with NASA administrator James Fletcher, who discusses the financial and technological setbacks that have delayed the mission.