Nova

1974, TV Show

Full Episodes(234)

Latest Episode: First Man on the Moon

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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.

The Pluto Files

Mar 09, 1977 Season 4 Episode 8

Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has held a warm place in the public imagination. So, when the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm-a firestorm led by angry, Pluto-loving elementary school students. But what is it about this cold, distant rock that captures so many hearts?
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What Darwin Never Knew

Mar 02, 1977 Season 4 Episode 7

Stunning breakthroughs in a new science - nicknamed "evo devo" - are revealing answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn't explain.
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Last Exctinction: Megabeasts' Sudden Death

Feb 23, 1977 Season 4 Episode 6

A provocative new theory about what killed off America's mammoths at the end of the last Ice Age.
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The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

Feb 09, 1977 Season 4 Episode 5

NOVA flies along with the monarch butterflies, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way.
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Ocean Animal Emergency

Feb 02, 1977 Season 4 Episode 4

San Francisco veterinarian Dr. Frances Gulland is committed to saving sick marine mammals, but she's also desperately trying to figure out what's killing them.
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Alien From Earth

Jan 19, 1977 Season 4 Episode 3

NOVA investigates the furious scientific debate raging over what "Hobbit" bones represent.
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Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension

Jan 12, 1977 Season 4 Episode 2

A revolutionary new branch of math called fractals has changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding.
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Columbia: Space Shuttle Disaster

Jan 05, 1977 Season 4 Episode 1

Through interviews with astronauts, their families and members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, this program gives viewers a new look at the Columbia space shuttle tragedy - and at NASA itself.
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Nova Clips & Interviews collapse view

Nova: Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Supe
Nova: Hubble's Amazing Rescue
Nova: Dying To Be Thin
Nova: Ben Franklin's Balloons
Nova: Building Pharaoh's Ship
Nova: First Man On The Moon
Nova: Chasing El Nino
Nova: B-29 Frozen In Time
Nova: Becoming Human
Nova: Emperor's Ghost Army
Nova: Cancer Warrior
Nova: Nazi Prison Escape
Nova: Car Of The Future
Nova: Manhunt: Boston Bombers
Nova: The Spy Factory

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