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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 NOVA41

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun

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

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun

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Operation Lighthouse Rescue

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

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Operation Lighthouse Rescue

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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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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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Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Real patients and families describe what it's like being in an Alzheimer's clinical trial.

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Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

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Alzheimer's Other Victims

Family members describe what it's like to have a loved one with Alzheimer's.

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Alzheimer's Other Victims

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Alzheimer's Virus-Like Protein

Tangles of a protein called tau inside neurons may be the culprit behind Alzheimer’s.

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Alzheimer's Virus-Like Protein

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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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Vikings Unearthed Preview

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

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Vikings Unearthed Preview

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