NOVA "B-29 Frozen in Time" on WXXI-TV

NOVA "B-29 Frozen in Time" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00pm

Credit: PBS.org

NOVA follows an adventure to try to retrieve an almost intact B-29 from the Arctic Circle.

For half a century, a Cold War bomber lies where it crash-landed in the High Arctic. Can a team repair it and fly it home? NOVA "B-29 Frozen in Time" encores Tuesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

The airplane crash-landed nearly 50 years earlier during a secret mission for the U.S. The pilots survived the crash and were rescued, but the B-29 was left in the harsh and unforgiving climate 250 miles north of Thule, Greenland. Battling unpredictable weather, an unforgiving landscape, limited equipment, illness and fatigue, pilot Darryl Greenamyer and his team rush to refurbish the plane before the harsh winter sets in.

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology, and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.

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