HOW IT WORKS: Spacesuits on the ISS
This explains the technical development and mission importance of EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) spacesuits for assembly, repair, and maintenance operations on the International Space Station, shuttle & satellites.
HOW IT'S MADE: WW2 Military Roads
Building temporary roadways is explained showing several methods constructed from locally available resources such as wood (timber), soil, and gravel on difficult terrain such as swamps, deserts, and forests.
HOW IT WORKS: The Human Eye
The structure and functions are explained with detailed diagrams of the retina, iris, lens and the perception of color.
HOW IT WORKS: Internal Combustion Engine
The operation of a V8 engine is demonstrated explaining the cylinders, pistons, crankshaft & cams, connecting rods, and the fuel system parts such as the carburetor and valves, and diagrams of the ignition system including the battery, distributor (rotor and coil), and spark plugs.
HOW IT'S MADE: Aluminum
The industrial production of aluminium is shown explaining it's elemental properties, ore mining, extrusions, fabrication, and manufacturing of products by factory workers such as bars, ingots, rods, sheets, foil, beams, and wire.
HOW IT WORKS: Nuclear Propulsion
The theory, design, and operation of a nuclear propulsion engine advantages are explained verses conventional chemical rockets such as the Saturn V.
HOW IT WORKS: Orbital Mechanics
Orbital mechanics theory is explained in simplified terms focusing on Newtonian-Kepler celestial and universal gravitation principles.
SR-71 Blackbird's First Test Flight
The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is shown here during its first flight on December 22nd, 1964, later achieving the world record top speed for a jet aircraft. It was designed by the brilliant Clarence "Kelly" Johnson and manufactured by Lockheed at the Skunk Works division, based on the Lockheed A-12 prototypes. It eventually became a long-range, Mach 3.5+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft, operated by the United States Air Force, NASA, and used as a spy plane for the CIA.
The Men Who Walked on the Moon
The last surviving astronauts that explored the moon during NASA's Apollo Program in 1969 are Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, and Jim Lovell.
HOW IT's MADE: 1950's Thanksgiving Turkey
The cooking of a traditional turkey dinner is demonstrated showing step-by-step instructions on purchasing, dressing of different bird sizes, preparing stuffing, and final baking, plus a few easy recipes for Hot Pin Wheels, Rice Casserole, and Almond Salad.