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Danger in the Jet Stream! (#2419)

In the winter of 1996-97, three global challengers lifted off to compete in one of the last great aeronautic challenges: a non-stop journey around the world in a balloon. NOVA was on board all three attempts, including that of acknowledged underdog balloonist Steve Fossett, an American who made it all the way from Missouri to a remote corner of India. Through this dramatic adventure, NOVA reveals the engineering challenges and foibles of weather that make or break these balloonists' dreams of circumnavigating the globe. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
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429 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
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