Season 24, Episode 19 Danger in the Jet Stream
First Aired: December 2, 1997
Three teams attempting to achieve the first nonstop, around-the-world balloon trip encounter unfavorable weather conditions and air traffic. Balloonists include airline executive Richard Branson and American Steve Fossett.
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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)