Modern Marvels

Season 13 Episode 25

World's Biggest Machines 5

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jul 26, 2006 on The History Channel
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World's Biggest Machines 5
Join us for another look at big machines. At NASA's Ames Research Center, we visit the world's biggest wind tunnel, part of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex, and one of the biggest and most complex flight simulators, NASA's Vertical Motion Simulator, or VMS. At the Joy Mining Machinery plant in Franklin, Pennsylvania, giant machine tools form, cut, and measure the enormous individual parts that make up a Continuous Miner, the biggest underground mining machine in the world. But big machines aren't limited to science and commerce. Ride with us on the biggest observation wheel in the world, the London Eye, which stands 443 feet high and provides a 360 degree unobstructed view of London. And we take a look at IMAX technology. The film, cameras, projectors, and theater screens are the largest in the world. Finally, we take a ride on every lawn tender's dream machine--the Claas Cougar, the world's biggest lawnmower.moreless
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      • Narrator: A wind tunnel with 40ft diameter fans, a flight simulator that's eight stories high, a joyride that makes Big Ben look small, a machine that pulls super film 10 miles long on a 200 pound reel, a mower that can cut you lawn in seconds and a 300,000 pound rock eater. Now, World's Biggest Machines, on Modern Marvels.

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      • Commentators:

        Colonel Vincent Albert, U.S.A.F.
        National Full Scale Aeronautics Complex

        Tom Aiken
        Consultant, NASA Ames Wind Tunnels

        William Warmbrodt, PhD
        Chief, Aeromechanics Branch

        Jeffrey Schroeder
        Chief, Aviation Systems

        Dean Giovannetti
        Chief, Aerospace Simulation Operations

        Karol J. Bobko
        Former Space Shuttle Commander

        Randy Johnson
        Technologist, Joy Mining Machines

        Dennis Lindenberg
        Supervisor, Joy Mining Machines

        Jon Survance
        Senior Manufacturing Engineer

        Patrick H. Bish
        Quality Assurance Supervisor

        James Haughey
        Engineering Group Leader

        Fabian J. Dechant
        Global Director, Control & Automation

        Allan Mann, PhD
        Engineering Consultant, London Eye

        Julia Barfield
        Director, Marks Barfield Architects

        Kevin Dyer
        Operations Manager

        Bob Armstrong
        Product Marketing Manager, Claas

        Matt Jaynes
        Product Specialist, Claas

        Brian Bonnick
        Senior V.P. Technology, IMAX

        Howard W. Hall

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