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Ejection seats • 2019 • episode "3/4" Survival in the Skies

Category: Physics

Witness the ingenuity and bravery of the pioneers who developed, built, and even risked their lives testing the ejection seat.

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Track the evolution of the space suit, from the first pressure suit of the 1930s to outfits that will take man to Mars.

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Meet the innovators who developed newer, safer ways to fall from the sky and those whose lives were saved by them

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Ejection seats

Witness the ingenuity and bravery of the pioneers who developed, built, and even risked their lives testing the ejection seat.

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The Jet Race

From the first gas turbine to tomorrow's hypersonic jet engines, see the evolution of the machine that is changing the world.

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