Season 25, Episode 3 Supersonic Spies
First Aired: January 27, 1998
A fascinating account of the race to build the first faster-than-sound passenger jet. The hour focuses on Russia's TU-144, which was based on the Concorde built by the French and British. Included: revelations about the deadly TU-144 crash at the 1973 Paris Air Show. Narrator: Will Lyman.
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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)