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Preview thumbnail for video'Easy Company’s First Assault
Easy Company’s First Assault (3:48)
Preview thumbnail for video'The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek’s Tricorder
The $10 Million Race to Invent Star Trek’s Tricorder (4:15)
Preview thumbnail for video'Parachuting in WWII was a terrifying experience
Parachuting in WWII was a terrifying experience (0:54)
Preview thumbnail for video'The daring plan to steal Nazi radar technology
The daring plan to steal Nazi radar technology (3:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'The largest ski aircraft in the world
The largest ski aircraft in the world (1:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'Becoming a hurricane hunter
Becoming a hurricane hunter (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Perfecting the approach
Perfecting the approach (2:36)
Preview thumbnail for video'Burning $350,000 worth of fuel in 500 seconds
Burning $350,000 worth of fuel in 500 seconds (2:31)
Preview thumbnail for video'Interview with the Expert: Sharon Wilson Purdy
Interview with the Expert: Sharon Wilson Purdy (1:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'What the Oregon Trail Looks Like Today From Above
What the Oregon Trail Looks Like Today From Above (2:10)
Preview thumbnail for video'Air Travel Was a Party, and They Were the Hosts
Air Travel Was a Party, and They Were the Hosts (2:57)
Preview thumbnail for video'Balancing the Belly of a Giant Plane
Balancing the Belly of a Giant Plane (2:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Duct Tape and Ingenuity Save the Day
Duct Tape and Ingenuity Save the Day (3:24)
Preview thumbnail for video'Did Halley’s Comet Convert the Irish to Christianity?
Did Halley’s Comet Convert the Irish to Christianity? (3:38)
Preview thumbnail for video'Three Kinds of Close Encounters
Three Kinds of Close Encounters (2:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why the Truth About Area 51 May Not Be “Out There”
Why the Truth About Area 51 May Not Be “Out There” (4:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Pilot Didn’t Know Left From Right
This Pilot Didn’t Know Left From Right (2:27)
Preview thumbnail for video'Remote Weather Cameras Are Saving Graces For Alaskan Pilots
Remote Weather Cameras Are Saving Graces For Alaskan Pilots (2:18)
Preview thumbnail for video'Plummeting Over 12,000 Feet Per Minute
Plummeting Over 12,000 Feet Per Minute (3:48)
Preview thumbnail for video'16 Sunsets a Day
16 Sunsets a Day (1:47)