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Pioneers In Aviation: The Race to the Moon

PIONEERS IN AVIATION: THE RACE TO THE MOON captures every significant event in aviation history, from the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk and the birth of the airlines to the triumphant Apollo moon landing. The three-part documentary uses archival footage and newsreels, along with commentary from aviation scholars, to profile industry pioneers William Boeing, Donald Douglas, Dutch Kindelberger and James McDonnell. Some of the newly rediscovered and never-before-seen footage includes General Jimmy Doolittle's legendary 1942 Tokyo raid, the famous 1924 "Round-the-World Flight," a rare glimpse inside the wartime factories at Boeing, Douglas and North American Aviation and President . . .

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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 - 8:00 PM    "The Early Years" This three-part documentary captures significant aviation events, from the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk to the culmination of the Apollo moon landing and profiles four aviation pioneers - William Boeing, Donald Douglas, Dutch Kindelberger and James McDonnell. They are young men as they design and construct planes for America's effort in World War I, begin flying the mail in the 1920s, and develop the first passenger airlines. G
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