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Smithsonian readies “America’s Secret Space Heroes”

The stories of the engineers, mathematicians, designers and technicians who built the machines that put humans into space are being told in the new Smithsonian Channel series, America’s Secret Space Heroes. The new ...
May 1, 2017

The stories of the engineers, mathematicians, designers and technicians who built the machines that put humans into space are being told in the new Smithsonian Channel series, America’s Secret Space Heroes.

The new six-part docuseries, produced by Arrow Media and Smithsonian Networks, digs up the untold stories of the space program – from the men and woman who created the Saturn V moon rocket to the first successful Mars lander. The series features firsthand accounts of NASA’s engineering geniuses who quietly overcame immense challenges to create the lunar lander, the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, the Hubble Telescope, and the spacecraft that started the future Mars mission.

The executive producer on the series is Ash Potterton for Arrow, and Tim Evans and David Royle for Smithsonian.

America’s Secret Space Heroes premieres on Smithsonian Channel on May 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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