Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 4

The Space Station

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 03, 2000 on The History Channel
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The Space Station
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Join us on an out-of-this-world exploration of the history of long-duration life in space--from the first Soviet station to Skylab to Mir to the International Space Station. Experience what it is like to live in space, as well as the monumental obstacles engineers and astronauts overcame to make it possible.moreless
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      • Space research has provided such consumer products as cell phones, cordless power tools and mylar food packaging.

      • The space shuttle was initially intended to be a ferrying vehicle between the Earth and a space station to be built at a late date.

      • Because scientists did not know if solid food was digestible in space, food for early space flights was pureed and put into toothpaste containers.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: The International Space Station, a permanent platform in space. A stepping stone to the solar system, a scientific research center. Now: Space Stations, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Jim Van Laak
        International Space Station Program

        Bryan Burrough
        Author, "Dragonfly: NASA & the Crisis Aboard Mir"

        John Logsdon
        Director, Space Policy Institute

        Roger D. Launius
        NASA Chief Historian

        Max L. Ary
        President, Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

        Bonnie Dunbar
        Astronaut

        Andrew Thomas
        Astronaut

        President Ronald Reagan (Archive Footage)

        President John F. Kennedy (Archive Footage)

        President Bill Clinton (Archive Footage)

      • Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Luke Ellis
        Producer: Luke Ellis
        Editor: Avi Fisher
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Narrator: Harlan Saperstein
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Linda Clark
        Post Production Supervisor: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Amy Trahant
        Clearance Coordinator: Randy Putler
        Researcher: Barry Hill
        Camera: Roger Brooks
        Camera: David Sperling
        Camera: Ted Thornton
        Audio: Robert Fetzer
        Audio: Justin Heid
        Audio: Eric Wall
        Post Production Coordinator: Jason Steinberg
        Assistant Editor: Stuard Brodlieb
        Assistant Editor: Harris Cohen
        Post Production Assistant: Gary Reid
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Matt Gruber
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant Production Accountant: Judi Minitello
        Production Coordinator: Kathy Exner
        Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
        Production Assistant: Gwendolyn Murphy
        Production Assistant: Brian Volk
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll

        Special Thanks:
        Carlos Fontanot
        Gayle Frere
        Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center
        NASA Office of Public Affairs
        Ron Miller
        Space Policy Institute
        Tnuva Milk

        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday
        1999

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