Celebrate the arrival of the Endeavour Shuttle to Los Angeles by watching four documentaries featuring the scientist, engineers, and events that propelled the United States into space.
The American Rocketeer
The documentary tells the controversial story of aviation engineer Frank Malina, whose fundamental role in the evolution of American rocketry is largely forgotten.
Showtimes: October 8 at 9:00PM, Oct. 13 at 12:30PM
The 60-minute documentary reveals how JPL and the U.S. Army could have been the first to place a satellite into Earth orbit, had they only been given the chance.
Showtimes:: October 9 at 9:00PM, October 13 at 2:00PM
The film documents JPL's ambitious plan to beat the Soviet Union in robotic space exploration by reaching not only for the moon, but also the inner planets.
Showtimes:: October 9 at 10:00PM, October 13 at 3:00PM
BBC's Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide
This unique and poignant Horizon Guide brings together coverage from three decades of programs to present a biography of the shuttle and to ask what its legacy will be. Will it be remembered as an impressive chapter in human space exploration, or as a fatally flawed white elephant?
Showtimes: October 9 at 10:00PM, Oct. 13 at 3:00PM
NOTE: All specials repeat back-to-back on Oct. 15, beginning at 12:30PM.
Welcome back home, Endeavour!