Upcoming Maryland PTV kids’ series gets help from NASA

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Space agency NASA helped develop segments for a children’s show heading to public TV in spring 2014 from presenting station Maryland Public Television, reports Entertainment Weekly.

NASA reps worked with Space Racers creator and E.P. Richard Schweiger and his team on 50 segments, 11 minutes each, for the show’s first season. Each half-hour episode includes two of the NASA shorts.

Directing is Mark Risley, who won an Emmy in 2003 for the Nickelodeon series Rugrats.

Schweiger raised $2.2 million from 27 investors for the series, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this year. He is a partner in Pilot Mountain Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York City.

Watch a three-minute preview of the series here.

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