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The Age of Aerospace

The Age of Aerospace is a five-part documentary series exploring the last 100 years of aviation history in detail. From the Wright brothers first flight to the Apollo moon landings and beyond, experience the history of an industry defined by innovation. Woven into this history is The Boeing Company, which has navigated war and peace, booms and busts, to become the largest aerospace company in the world. The series recounts the fate of a company, a country, its people, and their countless contributions to technology, culture, and history.

Episode 1 - What can't We Do?
This episode reveals how Bill Boeing, Donald Douglas, James McDonnell and their contemporaries took the invention of the airplane and forged an industry, delivering advancements in communication, transportation, and warfare.

Episode 2 - Miracle Planes
This episode details the role American industry and planes, including the B-29 Superfortress, North American P-51 Mustang and the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, played in the Allied victory over Germany and Japan.

Episode 3 - Shrinking the Earth
This episode explores three planes that launched the jet age: the B-47 bomber, the Boeing 707 and the 747 Jumbo Jet, the world's first jumbo jet that reshaped global air travel. These three planes were made possible by secrets discovered in a German Forest at the close of WWII.

Episode 4 - In the Vastness of Space
This episode tells the story of Project Apollo, which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon, and humankind's first journey to the Moon on Apollo 8. Other topics include humanity's future in space.

Episode 5 - The Dreamliner
This episode reveals the technology, resources, and risk required to build commercial aircraft in the modern world through the story of the most recent revolution in jet design, the 787 Dreamliner.


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