In the spring of 2009, NASA sent a shuttle crew on a risky mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. The astronaut servicing team must carry out the first ever in-space repairs of Hubble's defective instruments, a task that requires ingenious engineering fixes and the most intensive NASA spacewalk ever. NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the rescue crew.TV-PG Runtime: 1 minute Release date: October 13, 2009
Though they may look like dragons and inspire stories, they are actually monitor lizards, the largest lizard to walk the planet. With acute intelligence, they are a very different kind of reptile, blurring the line between reptiles and mammals. NOVA follows expert lizard hunter, Dr. Eric Pianka, as he tracks the elusive creatures through Australia's heartland, for an unparalleled close encounter with these versatile 'living dragons.'TV-PG Runtime: 1 minute Release date: October 20, 2009
What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious world we escape to at night.TV-PG Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: November 24, 2009
A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's most impressive temples, mere myth--or was it a reality? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown in the mysterious carving, and then finally launch it in to the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.TV-G Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: January 12, 2010
For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt's Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? NOVA's expert team of archaeologists carries out experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.TV-G Runtime: 1 minute Release date: January 19, 2010
Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site.TV-PG Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: February 2, 2010
|Starring||Scott D. Altman, Matt Ashmore|
|Supporting actors||Mark Behnke, Rushmore DeNooyer, Drew Feustel, Eric Foster, Tomas Gonzalez-Torres, Mike Good, Michael Griffin, John Mace Grunsfeld, Christy Hansen, Mark Jarosz, Greg Johnson, David Leckrone, Michael J. Massimino, Megan McArthur, Charles Mattias 'Matt' Mountain, Story Musgrave, Ed Rezac, Ken Sembach|
|Producers||Paula Apsell, Laurie Cahalane, Patrick Carey, Melanie Cunningham, Rushmore DeNooyer, Donna Huttemann, Lisa Mirowitz, Pamela Rosenstein, Stephen Sweigart, Melanie Wallace, Kirk Wolfinger, Kirk Wolfinger|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly Details|
|Format||Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
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