The second season of this special series premieres this Friday on the Science Channel, and this Saturday on the Discovery Channel.
“The Age of Aerospace” explores the last 100 years of aviation history in unprecedented detail. From the Wright brothers’ first flight, to the Apollo moon landings and beyond, viewers can 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 Age of Aerospace” recounts the fate of a company, a country, its people, and their countless contributions to technology, culture, and history.
The second season delves deeper into the events and pioneers in aviation that shaped history. Tune in for the second season this Friday, September 8th, on the Science Channel at 8 pm, and theageofaerospace.com, or this Saturday, on the Discovery Channel at 8 am.
You can also catch up on the first season on theageofaerospace.com.
Episode 1 – The First Space War (Premieres 9/8 on Science Channel)
60 years since the launch of Sputnik, satellites have become the invisible infrastructure that powers our modern world. But it wasn’t until the 1991 Gulf War that the public came to recognize the transformative power of GPS and communications satellites.
Episode 2 – The Spirits From St. Louis (Premieres 9/15 on Science Channel)
James McDonnell and his St. Louis based McDonnell Aircraft transform naval aviation following WWII, bringing the first jet-powered fighter to American carrier decks. McDonnell Banshees, Voodoos and Phantoms become iconic defenders of the free world.
Episode 3 – Going Vertical: Piasecki’s Machine (Premieres 9/22 on Science Channel)
Frank Piasecki was a pioneer of rotorcraft and his groundbreaking tandem rotor design brought the helicopter into the modern age. The iconic Chinook helicopter and its many uses from combat to humanitarian aid is his legacy.