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'Space Racers' gets a boost from science experts

'Space Racers' gets a boost from science experts

The U.S. may not have an operating space shuttle program at the moment, but the new animated series on KCET, "Space Racers," could help inspire the next generation of astronauts and space plane engineers.

The new series, which debuts on Saturday, takes a page from Disney's "Cars" and "Planes" world with a lineup of anthropomorphic space planes named Eagle, Hawk, Starling and Raven and the younger cadets at the Stardust Space Academy. 

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But what sets this series apart from the average animated series...