"Rise of the Rockets" on PBS NOVA Wednesday at 9pm EST

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  1. Feb 13, 2019 at 1:02 AM #1

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    I know what I'm watching tomorrow night:

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/rise-of-the-rockets/

    "Rockets are becoming cheaper and more powerful than ever before thanks to stunning new technologies. As companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic make space more accessible, and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new era of space exploration seems to be on the horizon. But will this seeming rocket Renaissance become more than just hype? NOVA explores the latest rocket technologies and the growing role private citizens may have in space. (Premieres February 13, at 9 pm on PBS)"
     
  2. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:05 AM #2

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    That looks awesome, I will have to be sure to watch this one as well!
     
  3. Feb 13, 2019 at 7:41 PM #3

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    Would love to watch it, but I work swing shift :(
     
  4. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:37 PM #4

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    They usually post the full episode to the web site (https://www.pbs.org/show/nova/). Then you can watch it whenever you like!
     
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  5. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:13 AM #5

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    That was pretty good. Nice foundation of basic information before covering everything from the SLS/SpaceX/Blue Origin/Virgin all the way down to cubesats on small rockets.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:22 AM #6

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    It was ok for a general-information show, but for people like us who follow the topic closely, didn't tell us much of anything new.

    The "rocket scientist" guy they had on for the first half of the show seemed a little nutty, especially when he was setting off his PVC hydrogen fueled potato cannon from 3 feet away.
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM #8

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    I love NOVA!!!
     
  9. Feb 15, 2019 at 11:50 PM #9

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    Yeah...That was certainly non standard as far as NOVA goes..Not impressed...
     
  10. Feb 16, 2019 at 1:28 AM #10

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    thanks for sharing
     
  11. Feb 16, 2019 at 1:58 AM #11

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    ty for posting was worth watching
     

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