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Preview thumbnail for video'A U.S. bombing mission over Serbia turns into a nightmare
A U.S. bombing mission over Serbia turns into a nightmare (3:32)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did a faulty display mislead SpaceShipTwo pilots?
Did a faulty display mislead SpaceShipTwo pilots? (2:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'French roads may not be big enough for this giant satellite dish
French roads may not be big enough for this giant satellite dish (3:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why did Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo break apart mid-flight?
Why did Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo break apart mid-flight? (2:58)
Preview thumbnail for video'The challenges of unpacking a World War II Spitfire
The challenges of unpacking a World War II Spitfire (4:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Packing a vintage World War II airplane is an impossibly delicate task
Packing a vintage World War II airplane is an impossibly delicate task (4:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why was a safety alarm ignored by Sukhoi Superjet 100 pilots?
Why was a safety alarm ignored by Sukhoi Superjet 100 pilots? (2:46)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did wingtip vortices bring this airplane down?
Did wingtip vortices bring this airplane down? (2:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'Was Flight MH17 hit by a meteor?
Was Flight MH17 hit by a meteor? (3:11)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why was this aircraft allowed to fly at such a low altitude?
Why was this aircraft allowed to fly at such a low altitude? (2:20)
Preview thumbnail for video'A Rare Glimpse Into a U.S. Marine's Combat Experience
A Rare Glimpse Into a U.S. Marine's Combat Experience (3:32)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did tension between this flight crew lead to disaster?
Did tension between this flight crew lead to disaster? (3:53)
Preview thumbnail for video'The deadly surprise that awaited U.S. troops on Saipan
The deadly surprise that awaited U.S. troops on Saipan (3:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'This crash site was a major challenge for investigators to reach
This crash site was a major challenge for investigators to reach (3:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'This famous Pacific battle is captured in stunning detail
This famous Pacific battle is captured in stunning detail (3:21)
Preview thumbnail for video'How NASA Crew Members Reacted to the Space Launch
How NASA Crew Members Reacted to the Space Launch (2:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did an old accident cause this plane to crash 14 years later?
Did an old accident cause this plane to crash 14 years later? (3:57)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Hollywood encouraged military service during World War II
How Hollywood encouraged military service during World War II (2:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did terrorists bring down this Russia-bound flight?
Did terrorists bring down this Russia-bound flight? (4:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'The weird thrills that Americans pursued in the 1920s
The weird thrills that Americans pursued in the 1920s (3:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'The first Indy 500 had its share of thrills and spills
The first Indy 500 had its share of thrills and spills (1:51)
Preview thumbnail for video'This swarm of mayflies is big enough to fool weather satellites
This swarm of mayflies is big enough to fool weather satellites (3:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'A deadly leak on Apollo 13 endangers the entire mission
A deadly leak on Apollo 13 endangers the entire mission (4:16)
Preview thumbnail for video'Crossing off reasons why TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed
Crossing off reasons why TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed (3:14)
Preview thumbnail for video'The New Year's attack that turned the tide of the Vietnam War
The New Year's attack that turned the tide of the Vietnam War (2:48)
Preview thumbnail for video'A U.S. soldier in Iraq turns to a Vietnam vet for answers
A U.S. soldier in Iraq turns to a Vietnam vet for answers (3:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'An incorrect turn ends in a deadly disaster
An incorrect turn ends in a deadly disaster (3:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did a faulty thrust reverser bring down Flight 1016?
Did a faulty thrust reverser bring down Flight 1016? (2:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'The superstitions surrounding Apollo 13
The superstitions surrounding Apollo 13 (1:52)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why did this pilot land in the middle of a violent storm?
Why did this pilot land in the middle of a violent storm? (3:35)