Modern Marvels

World's Biggest Machines 3

Season 12, Ep 5, Aired 1/26/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Giant robots on the factory floor and in outer space. A floating fortress that's home to 6,000 military personnel, which is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall. And a diesel engine with 108,000 horsepower. (You read that right.) These giants must be seen to be believed! In this episode, we travel over land and sea to find these and more of the biggest, baddest, most audacious feats of engineering in the world.moreless

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    • Narrator: Four and half acres of floating military might, enough brute force to move massive ships across the globe, a mammoth 300 foot fire breathing metal melting monsters, an unprecedented design that blew the roof off the traditional sports stadium and giant robots taking over the world. Forget what you’ve heard, size does matter. Now: World’s Biggest Machines, on Modern Marvels.

    Notes (1)

    • Captain James Symonds Commanding Officer, CVN-76 Bob Gunter Northrop Grumman Newport News Richard E. Mayer Master Chief, CVN-76 Andres "Drew" Brugal Executive Officer, CVN-76 President George W. Bush (archival footage) Nancy Regan (archival footage) Adam Congello QM, Ship Navigation, CVN-76 James Wolfe Interior Communications, CVN-76 John Ricketts St. Staff Engineer, Mittal Steel Co. Wendell Carter Gen. Manager, Steel Making Operations Madhu Ranade VP, Manufacturing, Mittal Steel Co. Owen Pereira Captain, "Lions Gate Bridge" Lennart Wahl Engineer, MAN B&W Prakhar S. Chandel Chief Engineer, "Lions Gate Bridge" Silvio D'Addario Chief Operating Officer, SkyDome Roderick G. Robbie Architect Michael Allen Structural Engineer Steve Seifert Sr. VP, Engineering / R&D, EllisDon Brian Williams Director of Operations & Maintenance Ken Lord Canadian Space Agency Ben Sagan KUKA Robotics Corp. Christon Manzella KUKA Robotics Corp. Executive Producer: Don Cambou Writer: Kristina Djokic Writer: Beata Genin Producer: Kristina Djokic Producer: Beata Genin Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis Editor: Andrew Corwin Narrator: Max Raphael Music: Guy Thomas Producer: Bruce Nash Creator: Bruce Nash Production Manager: Shelia Collins Post Producer: Tim Knauff Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core Director of Research: Anthony Lacques Production Controller: Dani Eslin Accountant: Sheridan Liu Coordinator: Melinda Esquibel Researcher: Mikki Del Monico Researcher: John Knapp Researcher: Sean Heckman Researcher: Tom Barclay Clearance Coordinator: D.W. Blakeslee Voice over Coordinator: Mikki Del Monico Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi Camera: Aron Brown Camera: Paul Lenzi Camera: Mark Morris Camera: Paul Neal Camera: Nathan Smith Camera: Greg Steinbrecher Field Audio: Theresa Bartlett Field Audio: Alain Letourneau Field Audio: Cary Pope Field Audio: Dani Sleiman Field Audio: Marty Zimmerman Online Editor: John Price Sound Mixer: Paul Ray Animation: Adam Diaz Technical Consultants: Canadian Space Agency Kevin Kozuszek Peter D. Petersen John Ricketts Roderick G. Robbie U.S. Navy Special Thanks: David C. Allen Joseph F. Engelberger "K" Line Ship Management Co. "Lions Gate Bridge" Captain and Crew Mack Trucks, INC Roderick G. Robbie USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) Public Affairs Staff Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra Produced by Actuality Productions, INC (2005)

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    • FR-500 Max Payload: 1,250 LBS Height (Including Base): 22 Feet Weight (Including Base): Nearly 4 Tons Operating System: Microsoft Windows

    • Space Station Remote Manipulator System - A.K.A. Canadarm 2 Length: 57.7 Feet Fully Extended Weight on Earth: Nearly 4,000 LBS Useful Life: 15 Years Max Payload: 125 Tons

    • It takes less than $10 worth of electricity to open or close the SkyDome roof.

    • Skydome Retractable Roof Height: Approx. 300 Feet Weight: 11,000 Tons Roof Span: 680 Feet Roof Area: 8 Acres

    • With engines like the K98MC, large containerships are able to cross the Atlantic Ocean in six days and the Pacific Ocean in ten days.

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