Nova

NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives. Visit the official website to watch full-length documentaries, or explore our world through short-form video, on our digital publication NOVA Next.

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National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS viewers.

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Apollo's Daring Mission

53:41

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the story of the first manned mission to the moon.



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World's Fastest Animal

53:04

See the world through the eyes of nature’s fastest animal—the peregrine falcon.

Last B-24

53:44

Dive beneath the sea to the wreckage of a WWII bomber.

Flying Supersonic

53:41

Discover the feats of engineering that made the Concorde the first supersonic airliner.

Addiction

53:27

Discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how treatments are saving lives.

Operation Bridge Rescue

53:30

Follow engineers and woodworkers as they rebuild an iconic American covered bridge.

Treasures of the Earth: Metals

53:40

What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?