Week of November 9
Monday, November 9
11:00am Nova “Rise of the Rockets” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)
Marvel at a new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA's return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/rise-of-the-rockets-l6f1cj/
Tuesday, November 10
11:00am American Experience “Space Men”
Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/american-experience-space-men/ (Passport Required)
Wednesday, November 11
11:00am Nova “First Man on the Moon” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)
NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong's family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented In its exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity's adventure in space.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-first-man-moon/ (Passport Required)
Thursday, November 12
11:00am Nova “Back to the Moon” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)
Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, new scientific discoveries are fueling excitement for a return to the lunar surface -- this time, perhaps, to stay. Join the scientists and engineers working to make life on the moon a reality.
Program not available online.
Watch a preview here: https://www.pbs.org/video/back-moon-preview-7n1bsw/
Friday, November 13
11:00am Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
A behind-the-scenes look at the first successful landing on the Mars polar region and the ongoing search for signs of life on Earth's neighboring planets. The film documents the 422-million-mile journey through space exclusively through the eyes of principal investigator Peter H. Smith and the Phoenix Lander Team. This program follows the international team of talented and dedicated scientists, engineers and researchers as they work to land on Mars - from practice landings with simulated catastrophic errors through the heart-pounding, seven-minute descent onto the Red Planet.