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Space Exploration

Season 8, Episode 1 of 11

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.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
6/21/2010
9 p.m.
6/22/2010
2 a.m.
5/31/2011
8 p.m.
6/1/2011
1 a.m.
8/19/2011
noon
9/4/2012
8 p.m.
9/5/2012
1 a.m.
9/23/2012
6 p.m.
7/11/2017
noon
7/12/2017
2 a.m.
7/13/2017
2 p.m.
3/27/2020
9 a.m.
5/1/2020
9 a.m.
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