PBS Reaches For The Stars In New AE Episode

Courtesy:  PBS/PBS Distribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

Next month PBS and PBS Distribution will reach for the stars when they release another new episode of American Experience to DVD.

PBS and PBS Distribution will release the new American Experience episode Space Men on Tuesday, April 19th.  The hour-long program focuses on the men that formed NASA’s foundation—John Paul Stapp, Cpt. Joseph Kittinger, Dr. David Simons, and others—and their impact on the agency’s future.  The story starts with Stapp’s experiments on g-force at Edwards Air Force Base in the late 1940s and progresses to Project Manhigh (Man – High), which Stapp conducted alongside Dr. Simons.  From there, the story goes into even more depth as the years pass, explaining agency’s literal and figurative highs and lows.  There is even a discussion of the agency’s efforts in regards to the early days of the so-called “Space Race” in the program.  There is far more for audiences to take in over the course of the program.  It can all be taken in when the program is released on DVD on Tuesday, April 19th.  Audiences can view a trailer for this episode online now via the American Experience YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK4-elKF9Z8.

Courtesy:  PBS/PBS Distribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

American Experience: Space Men will be released on Tuesday, April 19th.  It will retail for MSRP of $24.99 but can be pre-ordered at a discounted price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=89071786&cp=&sr=1&kw=american+experience+space+men&origkw=american+experience+space+men&parentPage=search.  More information on this and other episodes of American Experience is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AmericanExperience

 

 

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