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Preview thumbnail for video'An American U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis
An American U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis (2:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'Pilots are forced to land when their plane’s heater fails
Pilots are forced to land when their plane’s heater fails (2:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'How NASA cut costs with a new kind of spacecraft
How NASA cut costs with a new kind of spacecraft (3:04)
Preview thumbnail for video'This flying gas station can carry 200,000 pounds of fuel.
This flying gas station can carry 200,000 pounds of fuel. (1:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'KC-135 refueling crew saves fighter pilot over Afghanistan
KC-135 refueling crew saves fighter pilot over Afghanistan (1:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'A U-2 gives a helping hand to U.S. troops.
A U-2 gives a helping hand to U.S. troops. (2:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'Footage of a tense aerial battle during the Falklands War
Footage of a tense aerial battle during the Falklands War (4:40)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Marine compares flying the Harrier to riding a dragon
This Marine compares flying the Harrier to riding a dragon (1:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'The best view of the Grand Canyon
The best view of the Grand Canyon (2:29)
Preview thumbnail for video'Alaska’s glaciers take up more space than all of West Virginia
Alaska’s glaciers take up more space than all of West Virginia (4:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'What are these abandoned tanks doing in Puerto Rico?
What are these abandoned tanks doing in Puerto Rico? (1:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'Dismantling a huge howitzer for a precarious move
Dismantling a huge howitzer for a precarious move (3:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'The first step to shipping a chopper? Remove the blades.
The first step to shipping a chopper? Remove the blades. (3:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourism
How 1950s Las Vegas sold atomic bomb tests as tourism (1:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'Intense footage of fake towns used for 1950s nuclear tests
Intense footage of fake towns used for 1950s nuclear tests (3:03)
Preview thumbnail for video'The complex maneuvering of World War I’s biggest naval battle
The complex maneuvering of World War I’s biggest naval battle (3:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'What do Native American carvings in French World War I quarries mean?
What do Native American carvings in French World War I quarries mean? (2:53)
Preview thumbnail for video'What did World War I soldiers leave behind in their secret bunkers?
What did World War I soldiers leave behind in their secret bunkers? (2:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the massive ALMA antennas move in perfect unison
How the massive ALMA antennas move in perfect unison (1:53)
Preview thumbnail for video'These antennas weigh 100 tons each
These antennas weigh 100 tons each (2:18)