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First Man on the Moon

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He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong? Airing December 3, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


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He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong? Airing December 3, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


To Catch A Comet Preview

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To Catch A Comet
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In deep space billions of kilometers from Earth, orbiter Rosetta travels towards an icy rock that hurtles through space at tens of thousands of kilometers per hour. Rosetta has been in space for ten years, but in the next few days she will do something no other spacecraft has ever attempted — land on the volatile surface of a comet as it flies around the sun. Continue


Do We Live in a Multiverse?

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Could parallel universes exist? If so, what would they look like and how would they form? Continue


Is There Life on Enceladus?

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Scientists discover evidence for the key ingredients for life on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Continue


Early Earth Bombarded By Comets

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Comets carrying chemicals necessary for life may have come to Earth billions of years ago. Continue


Mae Jemison: Starship

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Mae Jemison is a physician, engineer, educator, entrepreneur and the first woman of color in the world to go into space - she was a NASA astronaut for six years. Currently Mae devotes much of her attention to the 100 Year Starship, which she says is "pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow to create a better world today." In her spare moments, Mae is a lifelong and accomplished dancer. Continue


Janna Levin: 30 Seconds on Why We Should Care

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Constellation Centerpiece

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PBS Parents
PBS


Bring the stars inside by creating a constellation centerpiece for your dining table. Continue


Jill Tarter: Carl Sagan Contacted Me

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation. Continue


Big Bang Machine Preview

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Explore the deepest mysteries of the early universe and the quest to find the Higgs Boson. Airing January 14, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


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To Catch A Comet
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On November 11, billions of kilometers from Earth, a spacecraft orbiter and lander will do what no other has dared to attempt: land on the volatile surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun at 67,000 km/hr. If successful, it could help peer into our past and unlock secrets of our origins. Continue


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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Makers: Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft. Continue


Mae Jemison, First African-American Woman in Space

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Astronaut Mae Jemison on reaching her goal of space travel. Continue


Hunting Planets

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NASA’s Kepler mission lets us search for planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. Continue


Two Weeks Under the Sea

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Aquanauts study the health of marine organisms—by becoming their neighbors. Continue


Mae Jemison: I Wanted To Go Into Space

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Mae Jemison is a physician, engineer, educator, entrepreneur and the first woman of color in the world to go into space - she was a NASA astronaut for six years. Currently Mae devotes much of her attention to the 100 Year Starship, which she says is "pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow to create a better world today." In her spare moments, Mae is a lifelong and accomplished dancer. Continue


Janna Levin: I'm Still That Same Kid

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Jill Tarter: Carl's Turning Over In His Grave

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation. Continue


Jill Tarter: Different Than the Other Sons

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. Jill was the inspiration for Ellie, the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact," portrayed by Jodie Foster in the novel's film adaptation Continue


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