Season 5, Episode 4 One Small Step
First Aired: January 25, 1978
The first of two reports on space explorations, recalls U.S. efforts to beat the Soviets to the moon. Film clips include John Glenn's 1962 orbital flight, Ed White's 1965 space walk, Neil Armstrong's step onto the lunar surface in 1969 and the tragic 1967 launch-pad fire that took the lives of three Apollo astronauts. Included are interviews with NASA officials.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- Premise: 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)