Survival In The Skies

Smithsonian Channel/Channel 4 - 4x60 The inside story of four crucial inventions that have paved the way for human exploration over the last century: The space suit, ejector seat, parachute and jet engine have protected and saved thousands of people from certain death. But their evolution has been a turbulent journey.. In each episode we feature the incredible breakthroughs, turning points, triumphs and disasters; and the people involved – pioneers, engineers, designers and those who owe their lives to them.

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