Scientific American Frontiers

  • 1990
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe. There's a good deal of fascinating information, but as long-time host Alan Alda notes in one episod (more…)

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Season 9, Episode 2 Journey to Mars

First Aired: November 11, 1998

From 1998: A look at the feasibility of a manned mission to Mars. Included: plans for a 30-month trip; advancements that have cut the estimated cost; an inflatable habitat that's tested for resistance to meteorite impact; the training of astronauts to spend extended time in space. Alan Alda is the host.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)

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