HISTORY DETECTIVES

Program Details
Air Time: 
12/04/2014 - 2:00pm - 2:59pm
Program Title: 
SPACE EXPLORATION
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/
PSIP Description: 
A ski boot with a magnetic brick bolted to the bottom may be a prototype for a NASA space boot.
Long Description: 
The HISTORY DETECTIVES season premiere launches into space for an exhilarating hour exploring the excitement, promise and ingenuity that fueled America's foray into space exploration. First, detective Tukufu Zuberi tracks a scrap of metallic Mylar that could be one of America's early satellites - balloons - in the segment "Satelloon." Then, in the segment "Moon Museum," Gwendolyn Wright investigates the audacious notion that Andy Warhol's art may be on the moon. Finally, in the "Space Boot" segment, Elyse Luray tries on a jury-rigged ski boot with a magnetic metal brick bolted to the bottom that may be one of the first prototypes for a NASA space boot.