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.

Road Embankment Construction Project

Building a mountain roadway using heavy industrial equipment is explained in a detailed plan operational overview and analysis.

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.

The U.S. Heavy Rockets & Missiles of the Vietnam War

High mobility systems demonstrated with operational overviews of the Pershing & Sergeant (nuclear capable), the Honest John MGR-1B (M50) 762mm, and the (M510) Little John 318mm MGR-3A (12:46).

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.

The Phantom of the 355th Squadron

American veteran ace pilot Steve Ritchie's experience during a mission vs two MiG 21's in 1972 over the skies of Vietnam.

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 WORKS: Ejection Seats

The design and operation of systems is explained including construction, testing, and pilot training.

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.

Greatest Mysteries of the Civil War: The Lost Ironclads and Submarines

This explores the ship wreck sites of the USS Monitor and the CSS Hunley also showing archaeological, technical, and operational information on each vessel design.