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Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step

Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step

Monday, June 17, at 7 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, June 18, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, June 19, at 8 a.m.; Thursday, June 20, at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, June 21, at 7 a.m. & 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 4, at 7 a.m. and Monday, July 8, at 7 a.m.

Jet and his friends head to the moon to test out his new super-saucer. After a rough landing, Jet and Sunspot go missing and it’s up to the rest of the gang to find them.

Nova, First Man on the Moon

Nova, First Man on the Moon

Wednesday, June 26, at 9 p.m. 
Repeats Thursday, June 27, at 2:30 a.m.

An intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends.

This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity’s adventure in space.

Secrets of the Dead, Galileo’s Moon

Secrets of the Dead, Galileo’s Moon

Tuesday, July 2, at 8 p.m.  
Repeats Wednesday, July 3, at 2 a.m.    

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius” with the astronomer’s signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings.

The first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope, Galileo’s work challenged the belief that the Earth was the center of the universe.

     

Homo Spatius

Homo Spatius

Tuesday, July 2, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, July 3, at 3 a.m.

Twelve astronauts from around the world discuss the impact of space travel on their lives and bodies. Their firsthand accounts, combined with 60 years of medical science and present-day lab testing sequences, spotlight how zero gravity affects humans.

Nova, Black Hole Apocalypse

Nova, Black Hole Apocalypse

Wednesday, July 3, at 9 p.m. 
Repeats Thursday, July 4, at 3 a.m.

Black holes are the most enigmatic, mysterious and exotic objects in the universe. Astrophysicists are now coming to realize that they just might be integral to the structure of the universe—and our very existence. This two-hour special journeys to the frontiers of black hole science.

Nova, Black Hole Universe

Nova, Black Hole Universe

Wednesday, July 3, at 10 p.m. 
Repeats Thursday, July 4, at 4 a.m.

Meet with the leading astronomers and physicists to discover the most cutting edge research that is helping to shed light on black holes. Explore these provocative questions: Where do black holes come from? What can they tell us about the nature of space, time and gravity?

     

Antiques Roadshow, Out of This World

Antiques Roadshow, Out of This World

Monday, July 8, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday, July 9, at 2 a.m. and Saturday, July 13, at 2 p.m.

Explore the universe of space-themed treasures, including NASA Space Program autographed photos, a 1737 celestial and terrestrial atlas and “Star Trek” memorabilia.

American Experience, Chasing the Moon

American Experience, Chasing the Moon

Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11, at 3 a.m.; Tuesdays, July 16-30, at 8 p.m.; and Wednesdays, July 17-31, 2 a.m.

This new six-hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond, is scheduled in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

American Experience, Space Men

American Experience, Space Men

Tuesday, July 9, at 8 p.m. 
Repeats Wednesday, July 10, at 2 a.m. and Sunday, July 14, at 1 p.m.

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.

     

Nova, Back to the Moon

Nova, Back to the Moon

Wednesday, July 10, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, July 11, at 2 a.m. and Sunday, July 14, at noon

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.

Nova, Apollo’s Daring Mission

Nova, Apollo’s Daring Mission

Tuesday, July 16, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, July 17, at 4 a.m. and Sunday, July 21, at noon

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The U.S. space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly fire. In disarray, NASA decided to turn Apollo 8 from an earth-orbit mission into a daring sprint to the moon.

A Year in Space

A Year in Space

Wednesday, July 17, at 8 p.m. 
Repeats Thursday, July 18, at 2 a.m. and
Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m.

Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.

     

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, July 18, at 3 a.m. and Sunday, July 21, at 3:30 a.m.

Rare mission audio takes viewers inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft on its historic journey. The film features candid conversations between Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins plus newly shot studio footage and stunning CGI re-creation of the journey.

POV Shorts: Earthrise

POV Shorts: Earthrise

Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, July 18, at 4:30 a.m.

Learn the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, this film explores the beauty and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.

Space Chase USA

Space Chase USA

Tuesday, July 23, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, July 24, at 4 a.m.

Explore the extraordinary events that transformed Cocoa Beach, Fla., into a bustling center for the American space program. Featuring a trove of archival material and interviews, the film charts the space program’s history during the 1950s and ‘60s.

     

Ancient Skies

Ancient Skies

Wednesdays, July 24-Aug. 7, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Thursdays, July 25-Aug. 8, at 2 a.m. and Sundays, July 28-Aug. 11, at noon

Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space.

Nova, The Planets: Inner Worlds

Nova, The Planets: Inner Worlds

Wednesday, July 24, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, July 25, at 3 a.m.

This five-part series explores the awesome beauty of the planets.

The four planets closest to the sun, known as the rocky planets, are explored. They have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?

Nova, The Planets: Mars

Nova, The Planets: Mars

Wednesday, July 24, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, July 25, at 4 a.m.

This five-part series explores the awesome beauty of the planets.

Before it was the dry Red Planet, Mars was a wet world that may have had the ingredients for life.

     

Beyond a Year in Space

Beyond a Year in Space

Tuesday, July 30, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, July 31, at 4 a.m.

This film picks up where A YEAR IN SPACE left off: Scott Kelly’s last day in space and return to Earth. The final installment also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts.

Nova, The Planets: Jupiter

Nova, The Planets: Jupiter

Wednesday, July 31, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, Aug. 1, at 2 a.m.

This five-part series explores the awesome beauty of the planets.

Jupiter shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water and perhaps even a fateful asteroid.

The Farthest—Voyager in Space

The Farthest—Voyager in Space

Wednesday, July 31, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, Aug. 1, at 3 a.m.

Learn how NASA’s epic Voyager missions, launched in 1977, revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and their dazzling moons and rings.

     

Nova, The Planets: Saturn

Nova, The Planets: Saturn

Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, Aug. 8, at 3 a.m.

This five-part series explores the awesome beauty of the planets.

NASA's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings—and new hope for life on one of its moons.

To Catch a Comet

To Catch a Comet

Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Thursday, Aug. 8, at 4 a.m.

A spacecraft orbiter attempts to land on the surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun.

Nova, Pluto and Beyond

Nova, Pluto and Beyond

Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 2 a.m.

The New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by a mysterious object known as Ultima Thule, believed to be a primordial building block of the solar system. Three years after taking the first spectacular photos of Pluto, New Horizons is four billion miles from Earth, trying to achieve the most distant flyby in NASA’s history.

     

Nova, The Planets: Ice Worlds

Nova, The Planets: Ice Worlds

Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 3 a.m.

This five-part series explores the awesome beauty of the planets.

Beyond the rocky inner planets and the gas giants lie the ice worlds. At over a billion miles from the sun, Uranus and Neptune intrigue scientist from afar and Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.

   
     
     
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Homo Spatius

Homo Spatius

Saturday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m.

Twelve astronauts from around the world discuss the impact of space travel on their lives and bodies. Their firsthand accounts, combined with 60 years of medical science and present-day lab testing sequences, spotlight how zero gravity affects humans.

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m.

Rare mission audio takes viewers inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft on its historic journey. The film features candid conversations between Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins plus newly shot studio footage and stunning CGI re-creation of the journey.

Space Chase USA

Space Chase USA

Saturday, July 20, at 9:30 p.m.

Explore the extraordinary events that transformed Cocoa Beach, Fla., into a bustling center for the American space program. Featuring a trove of archival material and interviews, the film charts the space program’s history during the 1950s and ‘60s.

     
     


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