See Programs Featuring Space Exploration on WOUB-TV

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Catch these special programs featuring space exploration, including a special on Ohio’s John Glenn.

Tuesday, March 1

9 p.m. – Space Men: American Experience

In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA’s acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm.

Wednesday, March 2

8 p.m. – Year in Space

Year in Space is a new two-part project chronicling Astronaut Scott Kelly’s preparation and 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to descent. The first of these two programs will premiere on WOUB on Wednesday, March 2  just hours after Scott Kelly’s planned return to earth after his year in space – and is planned to include footage of his landing.

9 p.m. – Nova “First Man on the Moon”

NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity’s adventure in space.

10 p.m. – John Glenn: A Life of Service

John Glenn: A Life of Service captures the pivotal events in John Glenn’s life: his humble beginnings in Depression-era Ohio, his life-changing ride-along with a barnstormer, his enlistment following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his 122 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, his envelope-pushing exploits as a Naval test pilot, and his transition to astronaut during the Cold War. John Glenn: A Life of Service concludes with Glenn’s record-setting space flight in 1998 at age 77.