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Blue Sky Metropolis
Blue Sky Metropolis
“Blue Sky Metropolis” is the story of how aerospace was central to California’s growth.
Preview: S1 | 30s
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Episode 4 Preview | Back to the Future
Tech billionaires choose Southern California to launch their own space companies.
Preview: Ep4 | 30s
Sue Finley: Human Computer, Wife and Mother
Sue Finley is one of the longest serving women in NASA history, but it wasn’t easy.
Clip: Ep4 | 2m 40s
There’s No Place Like Home?
Could Mars be our next home?
Clip: Ep4 | 2m 11s
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.
Clip: Ep4 | 2m 22s
The Southern California Spirit in the Sky
Southern California workers remember the excitement of being part of the space race.
Clip: Ep3 | 3m 33s
Making the First Photo of a Planet Ever
The first pictures of Mars were more difficult to put together than one might imagine.
Clip: Ep3 | 42s
Inventing the Future in Southern California
The Southern California outlook is due in part to the futuristic influence of space.
Clip: Ep3 | 1m 25s
Episode 3 Preview | A Space Odyssey
The race to the moon is matched in dollars by a secret military program to dominate space.
Preview: Ep3 | 30s
The Theater of Duck and Cover
Duck and cover drills were way to allay fears of nuclear attack, but did it really work?
Clip: Ep2 | 2m 57s
Disney Sells the Space Dream
Walt Disney and Wernher Von Braun were major figures in the popularization of space.
Clip: Ep2 | 3m 16s
Episode 2 Preview | The Big Chill
The Cold War and Pentagon dollars fuel the explosive growth of modern Los Angeles.
Preview: Ep2 | 30s
The Real U-2 (Not the Rock Band)
Lockheed’s U-2 aircraft is the epitome of blue sky thinking in Southern California.
Clip: Ep2 | 3m 45s
Women’s Work During WWII
Wives, mothers and sisters keep the war effort alive.
Clip: Ep1 | 1m 25s
Episode 1 Preview | Wings
This episode establishes Southern California as the undisputed aviation world capital.
Preview: Ep1 | 30s
Hollywood and the Making of Aviation Celebrities
The Hollywood machine gets a hold of aviation and celebrities are born.
Clip: Ep1 | 4m 45s
The Truth of the Early Days of Flight
The early days of aviation were not as idyllic as they seemed.
Clip: Ep1 | 2m 29s