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Space Shuttle Disaster - Preview

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On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated just 16 minutes before it was due to land. All seven astronauts aboard perished, and the implications for the future of the space shuttle program were enormous. Through interviews with astronauts and their families, and with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, take a look at the Columbia tragedy — and at NASA itself.

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The Insider Who Knew

The Insider Who Knew

NASA engineer Rodney Rocha, whose warnings about the Space Shuttle Columbia went unheeded, looks back at th...

Force of Impact

Force of Impact

In this simulation, see how a piece of lightweight foam could cause catastrophic damage to the Space Shuttl...

Episodes of NOVA39

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

Join investigators as they untangle the cause of Alzheimer’s and race to develop a cure.

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

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Inside Einstein's Mind

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.

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Inside Einstein's Mind

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Making North America: Human

How has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today?

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Making North America: Human

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Making North America: Life

How did massive volcanic eruptions, inland seas, and land bridges pave the way for life?

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Making North America: Life

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Clips of NOVA195

Video thumbnail: NOVA The Serengeti Lion Project

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The Serengeti Lion Project

After 50 years, Craig Packer & his team have records of the nearly 5,000 Serengeti lions.

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The Serengeti Lion Project

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NOVA Black Holes App

In this iPad app, navigate fields of cosmic objects in your quest to become a black hole.

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NOVA Black Holes App

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Make Your Own Hydrothermal Vent

A step-by-step guide to create your very own hydrothermal vent

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Make Your Own Hydrothermal Vent

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3 Things "Faster Than Light"

These three things have been said to go faster than light, but do they?

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3 Things "Faster Than Light"

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The Physics Behind Texting

When you send a text, how does your message make the journey to your friend’s phone?

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The Physics Behind Texting

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

A unique method to fight erosion saved the Montauk Point Lighthouse from disaster.

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

A unique method to fight erosion saved the Montauk Point Lighthouse from disaster.

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

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Gravity Changes Colors

This ingenious experiment proves that gravity changes the color of light all around us.

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Gravity Changes Colors

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Previews of NOVA157

Video thumbnail: NOVA Great Human Odyssey Preview

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Great Human Odyssey Preview

Follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet.

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Great Human Odyssey Preview

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun Preview

Discover how Allied forces conspired to destroy one of Hitler’s most diabolical weapons.

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun Preview

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Operation Lighthouse Rescue Preview

Join engineers as they race to rescue a historic lighthouse from certain doom.

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Operation Lighthouse Rescue Preview

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Viking Unearthed Sneak Peek

Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas.

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Viking Unearthed Sneak Peek

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