Impossible Engineering

Behind every seemingly-impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of heroic trailblazers who pioneered new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionized their field.
Starring
Hugues CosnierMatthew SkiltonJozef Kosacki
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Largest Radio Telescope
    March 30, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    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.
  2. 2. Panama Canal Overhaul
    April 6, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An ambitious engineering project 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.
  3. 3. World's Biggest Ship
    April 13, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Find out what it took to build the largest ship in the world, the Pioneering Spirit. This 900,000-ton behemoth can install oil pipelines in the world's deepest waters and features state-of-the art thrusters and mammoth lifting beams.
  4. 4. Ice Base
    April 20, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A look inside a state-of-the-art research base located in Antarctica, the coldest continent on Earth. Halley VI is built atop giant skis on a floating ice shelf, helping scientists brave the dangers of this extreme environment.
  5. 5. Mega City Railway
    April 27, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A look at what it took to build one of the most ambitious rail projects in history, London's Crossrail. This staggering feat will span over 73 miles and transport 200 million people a year around one of the world's biggest cities.
  6. 6. The Invincible Tower
    May 4, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The inside story of 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 high winds.
  7. 7. International Space Station
    May 11, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The International Space Station is the most expensive engineering project ever attempted, and the result is a masterpiece of modern ingenuity. This incredible vessel pushes the boundaries of space exploration.
  8. 8. US Navy's Super Ship
    May 18, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The US Navy is the largest sea force on the planet and their new, groundbreaking Littoral Combat Ships are the fastest combat ships in its fleet. These innovative warships can travel at over 40 knots per hour in shallow water.
  9. 9. Inside the Tesla Factory
    May 25, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Tesla car factory is one of the largest and most innovative factories in the world. This state-of-the-art facility is home to high-tech robots that work around-the-clock to produce thousands of cutting-edge electric cars.
  10. 10. World's Biggest Aircraft
    June 1, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The world's largest aircraft combines the latest in technology and engineering to dwarf everything else in the skies. This marvel can stay airborne for five days and land anywhere in world, whether on land or at sea.
  11. 11. World's Tallest Roller Coaster
    June 8, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Kingda Ka is the tallest roller coaster in the world and fastest in the US, redefining the design of all thrill rides. This engineering colossus features the fastest drop ride ever built.
  12. 12. Monster Oil Rig
    June 15, 2017
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Perdido Oil Platform is one of the most advanced feats in modern engineering, producing 100,000 barrels of oil each day. This mammoth structure is as tall as the Eiffel tower and stays afloat in the deep waters.

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Supporting actors
Samuel Bentham
Season year
2017
Network
discovery plus Engineering Marvels
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