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.

Extreme Cave Diving

Apr 12, 1978 Season 5 Episode 12

Extreme Cave Diving follows the charismatic Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes-underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today.
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Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor

Mar 29, 1978 Season 5 Episode 11

NOVA joins an exclusive dive beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace new clues to the sinking of the USS Arizona.
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Doctors' Diaries

Mar 22, 1978 Season 5 Episode 10

NOVA returns one last time to get an update on the seven doctors they've documented since 1987.
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Extreme Ice

Mar 08, 1978 Season 5 Episode 9

A photojournalist and a scientific team strive to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior.
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Rat Attack

Mar 01, 1978 Season 5 Episode 8

The half-century bloom of a bamboo species leads to an explosion in the rat population in the Indian state of Mizoram.
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The Spy Factory

Feb 22, 1978 Season 5 Episode 7

For the first time on television, NOVA exposes the hidden world of high-tech, 21st-century eavesdropping carried out by the National Security Agency (NSA).
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The Big Energy Gamble

Feb 15, 1978 Season 5 Episode 6

NOVA examines California's aggressive pursuit of a sustainable energy future.
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The Bible's Buried Secrets

Feb 01, 1978 Season 5 Episode 5

A powerful partnership between science and scholarship breaks exciting new ground in investigating the origins of the ancient Israelites, their faith in a single, omnipotent God and the creation of the Bible.
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Wright Brothers' Flying Machine

Jan 25, 1978 Season 5 Episode 4

The secrets of the Wright Brothers' innovative genius are explored in this historic episode, as NOVA marks the 100th anniversary of powered flight.
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Lost Treasures of Tibet

Jan 18, 1978 Season 5 Episode 3

Can science save the last surviving masterpieces in Tibetan Buddhist art?
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Maya Lords of the Jungle

Jan 11, 1978 Season 5 Episode 2

The collapse of the Maya civilization is shrouded in mystery, but perhaps an answer can be found with this exploration into its rise out of Central America's rain forests more than 2000 years ago.
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Lost King of the Maya

Jan 04, 1978 Season 5 Episode 1

For over 20 years, a team led by archaeologist Bill Fash has been at the forefront of research into the ancient Maya kings of Central America. In 1999, NOVA's cameras were there to capture Fash's excavation of the burial site of the legendary ancestral king and original founder of Copan's dynasty.
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Nova Clips & Interviews collapse view

Nova: Descent Into The Ice
Nova: What's Up With The Weather?
Nova: Cracking The Code Life
Nova: Aircraft Carrier
Nova: Mountain Of Ice
Nova: Surviving Ebola
Nova: Battle Of The X-Planes
Nova: Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster
Nova: Lost King Of The Maya
Nova: At The Edge Of Space
Nova: Case Of The Flying Dinosaurs
Nova: Extreme Ice
Nova: Deadly Ascent
Nova: Bomb Squad
Nova: Kaboom: The Sizzling Story Of Ex

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