Nickelodeon Launch Box (partially lost educational series; 1991-1994)

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Status: Partially Lost

In May 1991, Nickelodeon introduced a half-hour educational show called Launch Box. The series was a joint production between Nickelodeon and NASA that ran until March 1994, with reruns lasting until September 2000. It was created for the "Cable in the Classroom" program, where teachers were encouraged to record episodes and show them during lessons. It primarily covered information about space and space travelling technology.


# Episode Guide Airdate Status
1 The Spectacular Spacesuit May 9th, 1991 Found
2 Living on the Space Shuttle May 10th, 1991 Lost
3 Space Training Nov 1st, 1991 Found[1]
4 The Living Earth May 29th, 1992 Lost
5 Space Station May 22th, 1992 Lost
6 Fantastic Forces Jun 18th, 1992 Found
7 The Inner Planets Mar 11th, 1994 Found
8 The Outer Planets Nov 26th, 1993 Found
9 Flight Feb 4th, 1994 Found


At least nine episodes were produced, but only one titled "The Inner Planets" has been found online. The intro was uploaded to multiple YouTube accounts, including NASA's official account, while the episode itself was uploaded by its writer/producer Karim Miteff (kmiteff). It should also be noted that a DVD set for the show was sold on iOffer at an unknown price at an unknown time due to it being no longer available.

On July 7th, 2022, another episode, "Space Training", was uploaded to the University of Georgia database[1].

On May 25th, 2023, YouTuber Greg Stevens uploaded 4 more episodes of the series on his YouTube channel. With these uploads, six episodes of the series are available to be watched online, while three more episodes remain lost.



"The Inner Planets".

See Also

Anthology and Short Series

Bumpers and Promos


Game Shows

Inaugural Series

Live Action



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