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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.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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