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Preview thumbnail for video'Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption
Footage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption (3:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'This pressure suit helped pilots survive new heights
This pressure suit helped pilots survive new heights (3:59)
Preview thumbnail for video'This New Zealand farmer revolutionized modern planes
This New Zealand farmer revolutionized modern planes (1:20)
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'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'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'Boeing's fixation with flight made him a millionaire
Boeing's fixation with flight made him a millionaire (2:16)
Preview thumbnail for video'Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippine Sea
Actual combat footage of the Battle of the Philippine Sea (3:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the OV-10 Bronco may be the ideal plane to combat ISIS
Why the OV-10 Bronco may be the ideal plane to combat ISIS (3:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'This U.S. squadron went back into battle with no ammunition
This U.S. squadron went back into battle with no ammunition (3:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'This captured enemy plane helped U.S. pilots devise new tactics
This captured enemy plane helped U.S. pilots devise new tactics (2:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'This U.S. fighter pilot destroyed nine enemy planes in one mission
This U.S. fighter pilot destroyed nine enemy planes in one mission (3:32)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the A400M is the most advanced military transport plane
Why the A400M is the most advanced military transport plane (1:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the F-117 Nighthawk isn't worried about radar detection
Why the F-117 Nighthawk isn't worried about radar detection (3:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'A squadron of F-22s goes on a strike mission against ISIS
A squadron of F-22s goes on a strike mission against ISIS (2:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'The view from space
The view from space (2:19)
Preview thumbnail for video'Revolutionary reusability
Revolutionary reusability (2:51)