Whether we like it or not we are heading towards a profound change. The climate, population growth, species extinction, resource consumption and such are just running wild. More and more people are becoming aware about these challenges and are engaging in different plans and initiatives in order to change the world before it's too late. This program introduces some of the people at the forefront these initiatives.
Everybody knows the names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin but America's journey into space is much bigger than that. It was the result of the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of men and women who worked behind the scenes in crucial ways - ordinary people who had 'the big idea'. Men and women who could watch the launch of rockets, the voyages of spaceships and the building of the international space station and know it wouldn't have happened without them. This is the story of the unsung heroes who took America into space. This episode looks at the engineers who, against all odds, built humanity's most powerful machine - the Saturn V rocket.
On July 20, 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history, becoming the first humans to set foot upon the Moon. But landing on the lunar surface challenged a dedicated team of engineers for almost a decade, designing a unique spacecraft - the Lunar Module. This is their remarkable story.
This is the extraordinary story of the engineers who push the envelope to create the world's first reusable space vehicle, the most complex machine ever made and one that promises to make spaceflight routine.
This is the remarkable story of the people whose engineering prowess and persistence eventually leads to the creation of the most complex structure ever built in orbit: the International Space Station, humanity's first permanent outpost in space.