Extras

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    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Preview

    “Blue Sky Metropolis” is the story of how aerospace was central to California’s growth.

    Preview

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis Episode 4 Preview | Back to the Future

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Episode 4 Preview | Back to the Future

    Tech billionaires choose Southern California to launch their own space companies.

    Episode 4 Preview | Back to the Future

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis Sue Finley: Human Computer, Wife and Mother

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Sue Finley: Human Computer, Wife and Mother

    Sue Finley is one of the longest serving women in NASA history, but it wasn’t easy.

    Sue Finley: Human Computer, Wife and Mother

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis There’s No Place Like Home?

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    There’s No Place Like Home?

    Could Mars be our next home?

    There’s No Place Like Home?

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis Ansari XPrize, A Century-Old Idea, Is New Again

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Ansari XPrize, A Century-Old Idea, Is New Again

    The idea of the Ansari XPrize is one with history that dates back more than a century.

    Ansari XPrize, A Century-Old Idea, Is New Again

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis The Southern California Spirit in the Sky

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    The Southern California Spirit in the Sky

    Southern California workers remember the excitement of being part of the space race.

    The Southern California Spirit in the Sky

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis Making the First Photo of a Planet Ever

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Making the First Photo of a Planet Ever

    The first pictures of Mars were more difficult to put together than one might imagine.

    Making the First Photo of a Planet Ever

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis Inventing the Future in Southern California

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Inventing the Future in Southern California

    The Southern California outlook is due in part to the futuristic influence of space.

    Inventing the Future in Southern California

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    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Episode 3 Preview | A Space Odyssey

    The race to the moon is matched in dollars by a secret military program to dominate space.

    Episode 3 Preview | A Space Odyssey

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis The Theater of Duck and Cover

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    The Theater of Duck and Cover

    Duck and cover drills were way to allay fears of nuclear attack, but did it really work?

    The Theater of Duck and Cover

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    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Disney Sells the Space Dream

    Walt Disney and Wernher Von Braun were major figures in the popularization of space.

    Disney Sells the Space Dream

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    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Episode 2 Preview | The Big Chill

    The Cold War and Pentagon dollars fuel the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles.

    Episode 2 Preview | The Big Chill

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis The Real U-2 (Not the Rock Band)

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    The Real U-2 (Not the Rock Band)

    Lockheed’s U-2 aircraft is the epitome of blue sky thinking in Southern California.

    The Real U-2 (Not the Rock Band)

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis Women’s Work During WWII

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Women’s Work During WWII

    Wives, mothers and sisters keep the war effort alive.

    Women’s Work During WWII

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    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Episode 1 Preview | Wings

    This episode establishes Southern California as the undisputed aviation world capital.

    Episode 1 Preview | Wings

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis Hollywood and the Making of Aviation Celebrities

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    Hollywood and the Making of Aviation Celebrities

    The Hollywood machine gets a hold of aviation and celebrities are born.

    Hollywood and the Making of Aviation Celebrities

    Video thumbnail: Blue Sky Metropolis The Truth of the Early Days of Flight

    Blue Sky Metropolis

    The Truth of the Early Days of Flight

    The early days of aviation were not as idyllic as they seemed.

    The Truth of the Early Days of Flight