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"How do you create a controlled explosion and harness that power for the benefit of humankind? Meet the visionary physicists, chemists, engineers, and entertainers (as well as mice, bears, tortoises, and more) who took rockets from illuminations in the sky to the most powerful vehicles ever known. You'll also find out how using a gyroscope, swinging on a swing set, and spraying water from a garden hose are the keys to understanding space travel"--...
"Red Kangaroo sees a plane in the sky and wants to fly just as high! Once she's learned about the four forces needed for flight-weight, lift, thrust, and drag-Red Kangaroo earns her wings! In this new series, Chris Ferrie answers all the questions Red Kangaroo has about what things are made of and how things work using real-world and practical examples. Young readers will have a firm grasp of scientific and mathematical concepts to help answer many...
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The author, flight director in NASA's Mission Control, tells of the challenges in space flight from the very early years to the current time and of "his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now."--Jacket.
On this episode of Century of Flightwe see the development of rocket science from Robert Goddard's advancements in the 1930's to Russian innovations of the 1990's. Hear Dwight Eisenhower's announcement establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and experience the many challenges and tragedies of space travel. See the first photographs of the lunar surface, and view modern footage of the solar system taken from Hubble.
Breaking the sound barrier was a dangerous scientific journey that included the building of an airplane like no other, flown by pilots determined to succeed - or die trying. This feat was thought impossible for decades but finally accomplished with post-World War II technology.
In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers launched the first hot air balloon. Since then Germany, Great Britain, and the United States have experimented with and improved on airships for military and economic purposes. Although still in use for sightseeing, surveillance, and research, the Hindenburg and other crashes ended the airship's role in luxury travel and in the military.
This program is a thrill ride recaputuring the drama and excitement of human space flight, while documenting the achievements of the 30-year Space Shuttle program, including diversity of the astronaut corps, the Hubble Telescope, and the International Space Station.
Aerospace engineers have created software that can track airline flights in real time while also analyzing weather and wind patterns. It allows air traffic controllers to find alternate routes around congested skies and bad weather with just a click of the mouse, saving airlines money and passengers time and grief.
NASAs Hubble space telescope is a modern example of turning defeat into victory. When Hubble was launched, it was touted as the most advanced telescope of its kind, promising to bring the deepest reaches of the galaxy into sharp focus. But a problem in the telescope's primary mirror called spherical aberration forced astronomers to rethink their science goals.
Five miles above the moon, Dave Scott and Jim Irwin looked out the window of their lunar module down toward Al Worden in the command module, which had completed its separation maneuver. Beneath them the 15, 000 foot steep of the lunar Apennine mountain. Soon they would fly low over those steeps on their way to a landing in a little valley in the mountains of the Moon.
Mid July 1975, an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft, prepare to join an Earth orbit, 140 miles above the Atlantic near Portugal. A time during which differences in language, technology, and political creed were set aside. This was the mission that opened the door for international manned spaceflight. A mission that would set the course for joint flights of the future.
The aviation industry showcases some of mankind's greatest achievements. From the Concorde to the A380, this video explores the technology behind these and other aviation success stories. It looks at training method and the development of a sustainable, biofuel powered industry with an aim of reducing carbon footprint. It also considers designs and technological advances in interior cabins.
Follow our expert, high-profile panel of judges as they pick, rank, and comment on THE GREATEST EVER's top ten bombers of all time. Our team puts their picks through the paces, testing out their claims: we get up close and personal with the latest high-tech terminator, go flying in a World War II classic, and meet the brave pilots and crew who have taken these aircrafts to hell and back. Our well-known, eclectic panel then debates and argues the virtues...