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Preview thumbnail for video'This Apollo 8 astronaut took the famous
This Apollo 8 astronaut took the famous "Earthrise" photograph (2:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'This sailor got sucked inside a jet engine.
This sailor got sucked inside a jet engine. (1:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'The most beautiful view of South Africa's Tswaing crater
The most beautiful view of South Africa's Tswaing crater (2:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'This veteran's suggestion made filming World War II easier
This veteran's suggestion made filming World War II easier (2:11)
Preview thumbnail for video'Is this scene from
Is this scene from "Die Hard" really possible? (2:19)
Preview thumbnail for video'We're all made of stardust. Here's how.
We're all made of stardust. Here's how. (3:29)
Preview thumbnail for video'Richard Branson speaks on plan for space tourism
Richard Branson speaks on plan for space tourism (2:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'Inside look at Elon Musk-funded Mars Simulation Project
Inside look at Elon Musk-funded Mars Simulation Project (2:42)
Preview thumbnail for video'Photographer witnesses final moments before plane crash
Photographer witnesses final moments before plane crash (3:19)
Preview thumbnail for video'AirAsia Flight 8501 plummets into the Java Sea mid-flight
AirAsia Flight 8501 plummets into the Java Sea mid-flight (2:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Jaguar uses aerospace aluminum to build its cars
Why Jaguar uses aerospace aluminum to build its cars (3:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'This inventor made the famed D-Day swimming tanks
This inventor made the famed D-Day swimming tanks (2:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'This pilot made an emergency landing a shallow river
This pilot made an emergency landing a shallow river (3:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did this co-pilot willfully crash into the French Alps?
Did this co-pilot willfully crash into the French Alps? (3:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'This minor detour led to disaster for Flight 706
This minor detour led to disaster for Flight 706 (3:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'A 1988 flight from Denver crashes in bad weather
A 1988 flight from Denver crashes in bad weather (3:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why this Rolls-Royce Starlight feature costs $12,000
Why this Rolls-Royce Starlight feature costs $12,000 (1:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'This 1977 plane crash occurred right on the runway
This 1977 plane crash occurred right on the runway (3:14)
Preview thumbnail for video'Raw footage of the China Airlines Flight 120 explosion
Raw footage of the China Airlines Flight 120 explosion (3:22)
Preview thumbnail for video'Rare home movies of the secret Manhattan Project grounds
Rare home movies of the secret Manhattan Project grounds (2:15)