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The Age of Aerospace
Sat. 15 October 2016, 11:00 am – 3:15 pm AEDT
The Age of Aerospace
Special FREE documentary screening presented by The Boeing Company
If you love aviation, you won’t want to miss this very special screening of all five parts of “The Age of Aerospace”, the incredible Boeing-sponsored documentary series that explores major advancements in civilian, military and space technology over the past 100 years, from pioneering aircraft designs like the B-17 Flying Fortress and 747 jetliner to the Space Launch System that will take mankind to Mars and beyond.
Tickets are FREE but you do need to book as light snacks and drinks will be provided and there will also be some great lucky door prizes courtesy of Boeing.
11.00-11.05: Welcome from Boeing
11.05 -11.50am: What Can’t We Do? The premiere episode reveals how Bill Boeing, Donald Douglas, James McDonnell and their contemporaries took the invention of the airplane and forged an industry, delivering advancements in communication, transportation, and warfare
11.55-12.35: Miracle Planes details the role American industry and planes, including the B-29 Superfortress, North American P-51 Mustang and the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, played in the Allied victory over Germany and Japan
1.00–1.40 pm: Shrinking the Earth explores three planes that launched the jet age: the B-47 bomber, the Boeing 707 and the 747 Jumbo Jet, the world’s first jumbo jet that reshaped global air travel. These three planes were made possible by secrets discovered in a German Forest at the close of WWII.
1.45 -2.30pm: In the Vastness of Space tells the story of Project Apollo, which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon, and humankind’s first journey to the Moon on Apollo 8. Other topics include humanity’s future in space.
2.30-3.15pm: Dreamliner reveals the technology, resources, and risk required to build commercial aircraft in the modern world through the story of the most recent revolution in jet design, the 787 Dreamliner.