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        The Pursuit of Immortality

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        Adapted from the NOVA scienceNOW: "The Pursuit of Immortality" interactive. Third party materials courtesy of Getty Images, iStockphoto, Bob Goldstein/UNC Chapel Hill, and TED Talks: "Defeating Aging."


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        The NOVA Education: NOVA scienceNOW Season 5 Collection on PBS LearningMedia is contributed by the WGBH Educational Foundation. It is a collaborative production of WGBH Education, the WGBH Media Library, WGBH Interactive, and NOVA Education.

        Production Credits

        Resource Production Team

        Cynthia Bond

        Rachel Connolly

        Christine Dietlin

        Linzy Emery

        Rachel Gesserman

        Maiken Lilley

        Emily Lu

        Mary McGillicuddy

        Video Closed Captioning

        Media Access Group

        Resource Credits

        Adolf Schaller for STScI

        American Honda

        AP Archive

        Barrow Neurological Institute

        Rodney Brooks

        Carnegie Mellon University

        Janice Haney Carr


        Franklin Chang-Díaz

        Nicky Clayton

        Christine Drea



        Flight33 Productions

        James Gathany

        Getty Images

        Bob Goldstein/UNC Chapel Hill

        Hagley Museum and Library

        Hamilton Sundstrand

        Roger Hanlon

        The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

        Nicholas Humphrey

        Rick Hursh



        John Frassanito and Associates

        Charles Kemp

        Stan Kuczaj

        Lifesaving Resources

        Stephen Mechnik

        Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios


        NASA, ESA, G. Bacon (STScI)

        NASA, ESA, N. Pirzkal (STScI/ESA)

        NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley)

        NASA, and K. Lanzetta (SUNY)

        NASA/JPL-Caltech/O. Krause (Steward Observatory)

        James Nash

        New Tang Dynasty Television



        Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell

        Photo Researchers, Inc.

        Steven Pinker

        Pronghorn Productions


        Seth Shostak

        N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley)

        Siddhartha Srinivasa/Intel

        Southern California Earthquake Center



        TED Talks: "Defeating Aging"

        Toyota Motor Sales

        Unearthed Outdoors

        United States Geological Survey

        US State Department

        White Sands Test Facility

        Wikimedia Commons

        Special thanks to AFTRA and AF of M for granting permission to use segments produced with participation of their members.

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