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Space Shuttle Endeavour Programming

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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

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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

 

Explorer 1

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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

 

Destination Moon

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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!