Season 25, Episode 12 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)

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