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How US Military Spy Plane Drove the USSR Crazy

How US Military Spy Plane Drove the USSR Crazy

In the early part of the Cold War, the United States had a serious problem- gathering intelligence on the Soviet Union was proving incredibly difficult to do. Several attempts to establish intelligence networks behind the iron curtain had been violently put down, and a number of American and British spies, along with local collaborators, had …

The real reason Amelia Earhart is so famous

The real reason Amelia Earhart is so famous

How about this one? Still no? Okay, okay. How about… now. Yup, that’s Amelia Earhart enjoying a ticker-tape parade in her honor. She’s often thought of as the first or the Her accomplishments are widely known. Among them being the first woman — and second person ever — to solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. …

America’s Insane Plan for Nuclear Powered Planes

America’s Insane Plan for Nuclear Powered Planes

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by CuriosityStream, watch over 2,400 documentaries for free for 31 days at curiositystream.com/realengineering. Some crazy things happened during the Cold War. Dogs were put into orbit, bears were fired out of supersonic jets, and humans landed on the moon. Needless to say, humans were going through …

Plane Crash Leads To Unbelievable Survival Story

Imagine you and some of your best buddies are traveling by plane to what you think will be a weekend to remember. Suddenly you experience some bad turbulence, but it’s nothing you haven’t felt before. Then it gets worse. The plane drops through the sky, luggage falls from above. You grab hold of the seat …