Frontiers of Flight-Volume 3
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Franklin, Auckland, NZ
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|Synopsis:||Frontiers of Flight takes a sweeping look at the majesty of flight as expressed through the classic planes at the National Air and Space Museum. Investigating planes from around the world, from the time of early balloons to the space shuttle, the series highlights aviation "firsts". Meet the first person to cross the Atlantic. Learn about the first man to reach mach speed and dispel the myth of the sound barrier forever. And explore the invention of the first liquid fuel rocket.Sound BarrierCharles 'Chuck' Yeager is chosen to fly the X-1 past the speed of sound. After a lengthy test program, he is successful at 43,000 feet above the Mojave Desert.The Jet AirlinerThis episode looks at the Boeing Company's efforts on the cutting edge of developing jet-powered aircraft in the mid-1950's. Tex Johnson barrel-rolls the 367-80 during its public debut.Threshold of SpaceA 1954 joint project between NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Navy and private industry resulted in the successful creation of the X-15 program that sets the stage for America's space program.To Space & BackThe Boeing Company is awarded a contract in the late 1950's to develop a vehicle capable of going to space and landing back on Earth. Not until 1977 does Rockwell make this a reality.The Last Great World RecordIn 1986, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager broke the last great world record as they flew around the world non-stop, un-refuelled. The Last Great World Record traces their effort, full of romance and numerous obstacles.|
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