Nova

1974, TV Show

Full Episodes(234)

Latest Episode: First Man on the Moon

Nov 29, 2014 Season 42 Episode 10 watch on (Paid)

Everyone knows Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon. But this modest and unassuming man was determined to stay out of the spotlight, so the rare combination of talent, luck, and experience that led to his successful command of Apollo 11 is not widely known. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents an intimate portrait through interviews with Armstrong's family and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly before. Seen through the eyes of those who were close to him, the film explores the man behind the myth, and also reveals his unsung achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high speed flight. In its groundbreaking exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo, which included his leading role in the inquiry into the Challenger disaster and efforts to encourage young people to share his lifelong passion for flight. First Man on the Moon is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity's adventure in space.

Surviving Ebola [HD]

Dec 11, 1984 Season 12 Episode 10

As the Ebola epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, NOVA reports from the hot zone, where courageous medical teams struggle to cope with a flood of victims, to labs where scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. Surviving Ebola includes chilling first-hand interviews of what it's like to catch--and--survive this terrible affliction.
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Why Planes Vanish [HD]

Dec 04, 1984 Season 12 Episode 9

In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? NOVA tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players from all corners of the globe who have spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane disappear? Or can new technology guarantee that in the future, nothing will ever be 'lost' again?
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First Man on the Moon [HD]

Nov 27, 1984 Season 12 Episode 8

NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong through interviews with his family and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly before. Seen through the eyes of those who were close to him, the film explores the man behind the myth, and also reveals his unsung achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high speed flight.
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Killer Landslides [HD]

Nov 20, 1984 Season 12 Episode 7

On March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of Oso, Washington. It was the terrifying sound of what would become the United States' deadliest landslide in decades. But all around the world, scientists have reason to fear that the worst is yet to come.
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Emperor's Ghost Army [HD]

Nov 13, 1984 Season 12 Episode 6

In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Emperor's Ghost Army reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers including lethal crossbows engineered with astonishing precision.
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Bigger Than T.rex [HD]

Nov 06, 1984 Season 12 Episode 5

Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to walk the Earth: fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus.
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First Air War

Oct 30, 1984 Season 12 Episode 4

When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes. By the war's end, the blueprint of the modern fighter aircraft had emerged. NOVA takes viewers inside The Vintage Aviator, a team of New Zealand-based aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back classic World War One fighters.
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Ben Franklin's Balloons [HD]

Oct 23, 1984 Season 12 Episode 3

From PBS and NOVA - A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot air balloon will join a team to build a highly accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft using 18th century tools and materials. NOVA reveals the secrets of how the Montgolfiers invented flight, and evokes the thrilling and daunting prospect that the balloon pioneers faced as they left Earth for the fir
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Rise of the Hackers

Oct 16, 1984 Season 12 Episode 2

Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious--and cybercriminals want it. NOVA investigates how a new global geek squad is harnessing cutting-edge science--all to stay one step ahead of the hackers.
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Vaccines - Calling the Shots

Oct 02, 1984 Season 12 Episode 1

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago-including whooping cough, measles, mumps-are returning, in part because nervous parents are skipping their children's shots. Vaccines - Calling the Shots takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, and shed light on the risks of opting out.
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Nova: Garden Of Eden
Nova: Pocahontas Revealed
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Nova: Cracking The Code Life
Nova: Aircraft Carrier
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Nova: Killer Landslides
Nova: Battle Of The X-Planes
Nova: Hurricane!
Nova: First Flower
Nova: Emperor's Ghost Army
Nova: Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
Nova: Japan's Secret Garden
Nova: Lost Tribes Of Israel

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