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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, Mar 26, 2013 - 11:00 PM    "The Race to the Moon" In the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union launches Sputnik in 1957, which shifts the Cold War battlefield to space. President John F. Kennedy turns to the aviation industry, whose captains now are in the autumn of their years with the century's greatest aerospace challenge. Part 3 of 3 G
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