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Author: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2000] 2018. ©2000
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imagine someone holding his breath for seven-and-a-half minutes or memorizing a series of 500 random numbers. From extreme deep diving and extraordinary memory feats to prolonged space travel, people are pushing themselves to the limits of human performance. In this episode of Scientific American Frontiers, Alda visits with former NASA/Mir astronaut and record-setting space traveler Jerry Linenger, goes head-to-head  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1048430608
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by PBS, 2000.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 01, 2018.
Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (55 min., 0 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: Deep Diving and Breath Holding (12:04); Memory Marathon (13:51); High Anxiety (12:05); I Was a Spaceman (14:59); Credits: SuperPeople (0:46);
Responsibility: PBS.

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Imagine someone holding his breath for seven-and-a-half minutes or memorizing a series of 500 random numbers. From extreme deep diving and extraordinary memory feats to prolonged space travel, people are pushing themselves to the limits of human performance. In this episode of Scientific American Frontiers, Alda visits with former NASA/Mir astronaut and record-setting space traveler Jerry Linenger, goes head-to-head with competitors in a national memory contest and meets a group of champion deep-divers who will leave viewers breathless.

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