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

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  1. Feb 13, 2019 #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)"
     
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    That looks awesome, I will have to be sure to watch this one as well!
     
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    Would love to watch it, but I work swing shift :(
     
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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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    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.
     
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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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    I love NOVA!!!
     
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    Yeah...That was certainly non standard as far as NOVA goes..Not impressed...
     
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    thanks for sharing
     
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    ty for posting was worth watching
     

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