Videos | Air & Space Magazinehttp://www.airspacemag.com/rss/videos/RSS feed for the videosenThu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Alaska’s glaciers take up more space than all of West Virginiahttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/alaskas-glaciers-take-up-more-space-than-al_1/There are about 30,000 square miles of glaciers in Alaska, many of which have been melting rapidly. The largest, the Bering glacier, deposits 6.5 trillion gallons of water a year into the Gulf of Alaska. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The best view of the Grand Canyonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-best-view-of-the-grand-canyon/Scientists still don’t entirely comprehend the 1.5 billion year history of the Grand Canyon: It’s a story of erosion that has created one of the most breathtaking sites in America. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The first step to shipping a chopper? Remove the blades.http://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-first-step-to-shipping-a-chopper-remove_1/When high-tech helicopter like the Sikorsky S-92 needs to be transported on a cargo plane, it’s crucial that every rotor blade is dismantled and stowed away with care. That’s because each one costs over $200,000. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000What are these abandoned tanks doing in Puerto Rico? http://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/what-are-these-abandoned-tanks-doing-in-puer/In the middle of Flamenco Beach lies an abandoned U.S. Army tank covered in graffiti—a remnant of a time when the United States valued Puerto Rico for its strategic military value. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000Dismantling a huge howitzer for a precarious movehttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/dismantling-a-huge-howitzer-for-a-precarious/This 200-ton howitzer artillery gun is too heavy to transport in one piece. The answer is to split it in two, with the barrel going on one truck and the carriage onto another. Easier said than done. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0000The complex maneuvering of World War I’s biggest naval battlehttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-complex-maneuvering-of-world-war-is-big/On May 31, 1916, a small skirmish between British and German warships would pave the way for the biggest naval confrontation of World War I—the infamous Battle of Jutland. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Intense footage of fake towns used for 1950s nuclear testshttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/intense-footage-of-fake-towns-used-for-1950s/To test the impact of an atomic blast on populated areas, technicians built entire fake towns, with houses, shops, and even mannequin families. These settlements went by an ominous name: Doom towns. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourismhttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/how-1950s-las-vegas-sold-atomic-bomb-tests-a/Between 1950 and 1960, the population of Las Vegas grew by 16 percent, partly due to the burgeoning casino industry. Tourism grew as well, but for another reason: A chance to glimpse actual nuclear tests in person. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000What do Native American carvings in French World War I quarries mean? http://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/what-do-native-american-carvings-in-french-w_1/Why is there a Native American canoe carved in an abandoned quarry inhabited by U.S. soldiers during World War I? The answer leads back to Point Pleasant, Maine—home of the Passamaquoddy tribe. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000What did World War I soldiers leave behind in their secret bunkers?http://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/what-did-world-war-i-soldiers-leave-behind-i/The French-German border is littered with as many as 500 underground sites used during World War I. Researcher Jeff Gusky explores them and finds a vivid record of the lives of the U.S. and German soldiers who fought here. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000How the massive ALMA antennas move in perfect unisonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/how-the-massive-alma-antennas-move-in-perfec/For all 66 ALMA antennas to move in exact unison, the precision of the dish surface must be less than the width of a strand of hair. Witnessing the antennas whirl in the desert is a magnificent sight. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000These antennas weigh 100 tons eachhttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/these-antennas-weigh-100-tons-each/Only two transport vehicles in the world can carry ALMA’s antennas. Because they weigh 100 tons each, these vehicles can only drive at a maximum of 7.5 mph. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000The plane crash that claimed three rock legendshttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-plane-crash-that-claimed-three-rock-legends_2/The death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper in an Iowa cornfield became known as “The Day the Music Died” after the 1971 Don McLean song. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Preparing for nuclear Armageddonhttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/preparing-for-nuclear-armageddon/From a secret underground command center carved out of the Rocky Mountains, the North American Aerospace Defense Command used to watch the skies for Soviet missiles and prepare for a nuclear attack. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Cranberries in New Englandhttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/cranberries-in-new-england/In season, cranberry bogs dot the Massachusetts topography, their bright red pools especially eye-catching from above. These striking marshes produce much of the berries that go into juices, jams, and sauces across the nation. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Scandal in the Biospherehttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/scandal-in-the-biosphere_1/A giant 2.2-acre terrarium, Biosphere 2 was hailed as a marvel of modern science—until the scientists who volunteered to live inside it were embroiled in scandalous rumors of sex and deceit. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000Reptiles can’t fly. But this one glides like a pro.http://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/reptiles-cant-fly-but-this-one-glides-like_1/Draco, a type of lizard that lives in trees in Southeast Asia, has evolved flaps of skin on its flanks. When opened, they extend the width of its body, enabling it to glide gracefully through the air.Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000The emotional crowning of the new World Trade Centerhttp://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/new-label/the-emotional-crowning-of-the-new-world-trad/Kevin Murphy, an iron worker who helped recover the wreckage of the Twin Towers and construct their replacement, watches proudly as the spire is placed on One World Trade Center. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0000