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.

Lost King of the Maya

Feb 13, 2001 Season 28 Episode 11

In an ancient Mayan arena, enemies of notorious King Yax K’uk Mo square off in a ball game that appears much like modern soccer. But in this fateful contest, winners live—and losers lose their heads. From 200 to 900 A.D., Yax K’uk Mo’s dynasty of Blood Lords presided over the Maya city of Copan, conducting hallucinogenic vision quests, ritual warfare and human sacrifice. Join a team of archaeologists and historians who are piecing together the fascinating rise and fall of this ancient city, its legendary founder, Yax K’uk Mo and its amazingly advanced culture.
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Nova: Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
Nova: Garden Of Eden
Nova: Pocahontas Revealed
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Nova: Hubble's Amazing Rescue
Nova: Dying To Be Thin
Nova: Fast Cars
Nova: Hitler's Sunken Secret
Nova: Riddles Of The Sphinx
Nova: Rat Attack
Nova: Mystery Of The Megaflood
Nova: Building Pharaoh's Ship
Nova: First Air War
Nova: Chasing El Nino
Nova: B-29 Frozen In Time

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