Did Zambia Fly To The Moon?

Today we’re blasting off to the 1960s to re-live the inspiring intergalactic odyssey that was the space race. No not that old story of the Rusky’s vs the USA, Communism vs Democracy, Khrushchev vs Kennedy. But instead the lesser celebrated tale of another superpower hoping to be the first to reach the moon. Zambia! Here…

Israel’s Killer Robots

[MUSIC PLAYING] SIMON OSTROVSKY: So this is the Heron TP. It’s actually really loud. It’s a propeller plane. It’s not Israel’s biggest, but it’s apparently their best-selling product. And it’s about to taxi off to do a test run. Funny thing is, they don’t want to tell us that the other thing besides cameras that…

What was the first tank in history? | Military History

The First Tank At the end of nineteen-fourteen, the Western front of the First World War had come to a standstill and trench warfare became the norm. Though all powers were hastily searching for technological advantages over their enemy, in the United Kingdom the idea of landships was explored to break through the stagnant trench…

FLIR Thermal Imager on the Ranch

Hi, I’m Mike and this is Our Wyoming Life I’m asked all the time about the tools that I use while ranching, and there are a lot of them. From tractors to balers and hammers and wrenches but last week I got a question in our mailbox asking me what the coolest tool is that…

A Routine Plane Takeoff Quickly Turns into a Disaster

NARRATOR: Captain Kevin Stables is preparing to pilot Emery Worldwide Flight 17. His first officer is George Land. They’re hauling freight across the country aboard a 30-year-old DC 8 cargo plane. Hi there. Is that the load plan? JOHN ALBRIGHT: Just before they’re finished up loading the last couple of containers, they would give us…

A Plane Crash Reignites 9/11 Anxiety

NARRATOR: November 12th, 2001– it’s the Veteran’s Day holiday in the United States, a day off for many. But at New York’s John F Kennedy airport, it’s another busy day. Flight 587 lifts off at 9:14 AM. [SIGH] American 587, heavy– NARRATOR: 2,300 feet above the ground, disaster strikes. [SCREAMING] Oh my god! Oh my…

How One Man’s Rage Sealed The Fate of 43 Plane Passengers

NARRATOR: Investigators don’t know who was shot with the final bullet, just that it was fired in the cabin. It’s enough for them to finally piece together a picture of the horrific final moments on board PSA 1771. What the hell? You could imagine what Ray Thomson must have thought as this person whom he…

A Doomed Aircraft Is Left to Fly Until it Runs Out of Fuel

We have a developing story, as you may have heard. There was as a civilian Learjet– NARRATOR: News of a rogue Learjet, flying hundreds of miles off course, has captivated the nation. PRESS SECRETARY: The FAA began tracking aircraft in distress. The president was made aware of this situation, this morning, in a meeting with…