For NASA to send a person Mars, they need to build the most powerful rocket ever built. Discover inside story behind the Orion Space Craft, an engineering feat designed to sustain astronauts for years in one of the universe’s harshest environments.
A 73-story glass skyscraper in London is an engineering marvel. 11,000 exterior glass panels form this mega tower's façade. It's colossal concrete core supports luxury apartments, a hotel, and nearly 600,000 square feet of office space.
Discover what it took to build the largest and most sophisticated radio telescope on the planet. This engineering colossus will help astronomers explore galaxies and planets billions of light years away, and might help discover extraterrestrial life.
Go inside the ambitious engineering project that remade the famous Panama Canal. Billions of dollars were spent to move millions of cubic tons of earth, and ultimately, the canal will be able to accommodate the biggest ships in the world.
Discover what it took to build the world's tallest freestanding tower, the Tokyo Skytree. This record-breaking marvel faces some of the most deadly disasters on the planet, and must brave earthquakes and extremely high winds.
A declassified letter written by President Kennedy demands the CIA share its UFO data with NASA. A bizarre pattern on the surface of Mars could be a coded alien message. Investigators are shocked to find a rocket crash-landed in a crater on the Moon.
Jupiter is far hotter than it should be, and scientists don't understand why. The Curiosity Rover finds something strange on Mars. Could it be a lost spacecraft or something far more sinister? Detectives turn to NASA for help with a murder cold case.
New research is beginning to reveal a hidden force in the universe - one that penetrates space with trillions of invisible connections, instantly linking every place in our world and joining our future with our past. Is the Force with us?
Every 17 minutes, someone is killed with a gun. It's a wave of violence that political debate can't seem to stop. Is this an epidemic that scientists can help cure? Could gun crime be a virus?
We countdown the greatest moments in NASA's nearly sixty year history, revealing the incredible stories behind the missions and discoveries that have remade our understanding of the Final Frontier.
Deep in the jungles of Mexico, the lost city of Chichen Itza contains ancient secrets of a mysterious civilization. Follow the scientists working to find how the Chichen Itza was built and how the bloody rite of human sacrifice shaped the city.
New evidence could help solve some of the Great Pyramid’s greatest mysteries. Follow the investigation into how it was built, revealing the truth behind its hidden tombs and deepest secrets.
A team of shipbuilders are building a giant tanker the size of two football fields. But as a potentially deadly typhoon approaches the shipyard and construction problems mount, they will be under the gun to complete this massive project in time.
Rob Nelson explores mysterious tunnels beneath Denver's airport, capitol building, and downtown to investigate rumors of a secret organization that operates below. In Ohio, he tries to uncover the ancient secrets of a mound shaped like a serpent.
Rob Nelson heads to California to investigate a network for major fault lines that could set off an unprecedented mega-quake. Then, he explores a mysterious sinkhole that some believe is an endless pit to the center of the Earth.
Some of the world's most incredible engineering projects are now deserted. Revisit a Soviet megastructure, a massive Nazi brainwashing complex, and a dangerous desert pass to find out how they were built and why they were mysteriously abandoned.
America's do-it-yourselfers, innovators and entrepreneurs are getting the opportunity of a lifetime -- to turn their big ideas into big money. Every week four top makers from around the nation pitch their products to a panel of three experts. Which ideas will make the cut?
Go inside the incredible machinery behind these everyday objects to see their extraordinary inner workings.
Dirty Great Machines features the biggest, most awe-inspiring and technologically advanced equipment known to man. From excavators to monster maritime machines and mighty drills, witness the incredible equipment in action as they take on the world's most challenging projects.
Alaska is notorious for its rugged terrain and brutal winters. But with the help of colossal equipment and machines, residents are able to not only endure, but thrive and enjoy among the sub-zero temperatures, steep mountainous terrain and fragile–sometimes deadly–ice.
How To Build Everything is a do-it-yourself guide for building humanity’s greatest inventions.
Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionized their field.
Made By Destruction travels around the globe to explore how everything from obsolete airplanes to empty bottles are being split apart, stripped down, melted, shredded and re-invented in ingenious and extraordinary ways.