Next Episode of Impossible Engineering is
Season 3 / Episode 13 and airs on 29 June 2017 22:00
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 revolutionised their field. Brand new series, ‘Impossible Engineering', is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, war ships and space crafts are built and work. As the show revels in these modern day creations, it also leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible. How would they have ever existed without the historical work of their ancestors? Interviews with their great advocates bring engineering history to life and retell how these incredible accomplishments shaped the modern world.
For NASA to send a person Mars, they will 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.
How did engineers build the tallest bridge on the planet? As tall as a skyscraper, the Millau Viaduct in southern France braves deadly wind speeds over an immense abyss, and we go inside the story behind this modern wonder.
The AT&T Stadium in Texas is home to the Dallas Cowboys and the world's largest retractable roof. This $1.2 billion stadium can house over 100,000 fans, and we'll go inside how this engineering feat was built.
China's Three Gorges Dam is the largest and heaviest concrete structure on earth, and it produces more power than any hydroelectric dam ever built. Discover how engineers reshaped a river to accomplish this incredible engineering feat.
How did engineers move mountains to build the longest and deepest rail tunnel on the planet? Discover how 25 million tons of rock were moved to build this modern wonder. The Gotthard Base Tunnel has a length of 35.47 miles through the Alps in Switzerland. It opened on 1 June 2016.
Go inside the largest cruise ship on the planet: MS Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship; a massive ship that's 1,181 feet long and a staggering 227,000 tons.
The Virginia Class is one of the most advanced nuclear-powered, fast attack submarines ever produced for the US Navy. These technological titans are almost 400 feet long and weigh a staggering 7,800 tons. USS Colorado is featured.
The Shard, a 73-story glass skyscraper in London, is an engineering marvel. 11,000 exterior glass panels form this mega tower's façade. Its colossal concrete core supports luxury apartments, a hotel, and nearly 600,000 square feet of office space.
How the Harmony of the Sea, the world's largest cruise ship, was built and operates. Also: the Virginia Class Attack submarine, the biggest submarine ever built.
How the fastest things in the universe were engineered.
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