Season 24, Episode 12 Faster Than Sound

First Aired: October 14, 1997

Climbing into the cockpit with Gen. Chuck Yeager as the pilot recounts his Oct. 14, 1947 flight through the previously-impenetrable sound barrier. Included: interviews with Yeager and other top pilots of the day who survived the often-fatal tests of experimental aviation technologies.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • 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)

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