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Faster Than Sound (#2412)

Breaking the sound barrier was a milestone in the history of aviation. The sonic boom was first felt by Americans at the Bell Aircraft Corporation on October 14, 1947 -- but the race to fly faster than the speed of sound began before World War II. The risks, struggles and sacrifices made by German, British and American engineers opened the door to the era of modern aviation and space exploration. This program chronicles the competition between three major post-war powers, the lives lost; and the technology produced in the race to go faster than sound. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
415 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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