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Preview thumbnail for video'Germany suffered big losses at the hands of the P-38
Germany suffered big losses at the hands of the P-38 (3:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Henry Ford went from pacifist to major supplier of World War I
How Henry Ford went from pacifist to major supplier of World War I (2:56)
Preview thumbnail for video'How the P-38 flew faster and higher than its rivals
How the P-38 flew faster and higher than its rivals (2:57)
Preview thumbnail for video'The amazing way cargo is loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy
The amazing way cargo is loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy (2:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'The C-5 Galaxy had a catastrophic design flaw
The C-5 Galaxy had a catastrophic design flaw (3:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'Take a look inside one of the most unusual vehicles ever
Take a look inside one of the most unusual vehicles ever (2:43)
Preview thumbnail for video'The only way to really understand a hovercraft is to drive one
The only way to really understand a hovercraft is to drive one (3:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Wales is the place to see amazing Roman forts
Why Wales is the place to see amazing Roman forts (1:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'What a sunset on Earth looks like from the moon
What a sunset on Earth looks like from the moon (2:23)
Preview thumbnail for video'The Honorable Tradition in Arlington National Cemetery
The Honorable Tradition in Arlington National Cemetery (1:53)
Preview thumbnail for video'Admiring the power and innovation of a 747 engine
Admiring the power and innovation of a 747 engine (2:46)
Preview thumbnail for video'How one picture would prove Black Holes actually exist
How one picture would prove Black Holes actually exist (3:09)
Preview thumbnail for video'Removing the engine of a 747 needs expertise and care
Removing the engine of a 747 needs expertise and care (3:45)
Preview thumbnail for video'Scientists reveal first-ever photograph of a Black Hole
Scientists reveal first-ever photograph of a Black Hole (3:01)
Preview thumbnail for video'Assembling the Humongous Airbus A380 Superjumbo
Assembling the Humongous Airbus A380 Superjumbo (2:59)
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)