Impossible Engineering

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Season 3 episodes (12)

1 World's Largest Radio Telescope
Discover what it took to build the largest and most sophisticated radio telescope on the planet. This engineering colossus will help astronomers explore galaxies and planets billions of light years away, and might help discover extraterrestrial life.
2 Panama Canal Overhaul
Go inside the ambitious engineering project that remade the famous Panama Canal. Billions of dollars were spent to move millions of cubic tons of earth, and ultimately, the canal will be able to accommodate the biggest ships in the world.
3 World's Biggest Ship
Find out what it took to build the largest ship in the world, the Pioneering Spirit. This 900,000-ton behemoth can install oil pipelines in the world's deepest waters and features state-of-the art thrusters and mammoth lifting beams.
4 Ice Base
Go inside a state-of-the-art research base located in Antarctica, the coldest continent on Earth. Halley VI is built atop giant skis on a floating ice shelf, and this innovative design helps scientists brave the dangers of this extreme environment.
5 Mega City Railway
Uncover what it took to build one of the most ambitious rail projects in history, London's Crossrail. This staggering feat will span over 73 miles and transport 200 million people a year around one of the world's largest and busiest cities.
6 The Invincible Tower
Discover what it took to build the world's tallest freestanding tower, the Tokyo Skytree. This record-breaking marvel faces some of the most deadly disasters on the planet, and must brave earthquakes and extremely high winds.
7 International Space Station
The International Space Station is the most expensive engineering project ever attempted, and the result is a masterpiece of modern ingenuity. This incredible vessel pushes the boundaries of space exploration and brings us closer to galactic colonization.
8 US Navy's Super Ship
The US Navy is the largest sea force on the planet and their new, ground-breaking Littoral Combat Ships are the fastest combat ships in its fleet. Built for speed, these innovative warships can travel at over 40 knots per hour in shallow water.
9 Inside the Tesla Factory
The Tesla car factory is one of the largest and most innovative factories in the world. This state-of-the-art facility is the home to high-tech robots that work around-the-clock to produce thousands of cutting-edge electric cars each week.
10 World's Biggest Aircraft
The world's largest aircraft combines the latest in technology and engineering to dwarf everything else in the skies. This marvel can stay airborne for five days and land anywhere in world, whether on land or at sea.
11 World's Tallest Roller Coaster
Kingda Ka is the tallest roller coaster in the world and fastest in the U.S., redefining the design of all thrill rides. This engineering colossus is one of the most innovative on the planet and features the fastest drop ride ever built.
12 Monster Oil Rig
The Perdido Oil Platform is one of the most advanced feats in modern engineering, producing 100,000 barrels of oil each day. This mammoth structure is as tall as the Eiffel tower and manages to stay afloat in some of the deepest waters in the world.

About this show

Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historical trailblazers who pioneered new building techniques, took risks on untested materials, and revolutionized their field. Each episode of this exciting series celebrates a modern engineering marvel, from record-beating buildings, to ships and spacecraft, detailing how it's built and how it works.
11 reviews
Kai Alden
November 8, 2017
There are many wonders in our world that are made from nature's beauty. There are also many marvels made by man that are beautiful in their own right and way. We rarely see that beauty to it's fullest potential and often overlook such things because they are common-place now. A sports fan that has been to AT&T stadium many times, or a commuter on the Beijing Mag-lev might not realize just how much of a modern marvel they are. Impossible Engineering gives a comprehensive look at these modern man-made marvels and explains why they are such a marvel. It is also done in a way that makes it fun and entertaining and does not bog one down with too much jargin or details. I would say that Impossible Engineering is to construction and innovation as Mythbusters is to Science and other STEM fields. It might not be as great as Season 18 or 19 of Mythbusters, but if one looks back at Season 1, 2 or 3, I think that they are equal and if given time, Impossible Engineering can be as well known as Mythbusters or How It's Made.
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Michele Jones
April 1, 2017
Tons of information about everything. From how it started and where it came from and we're going from there. Great show. Been watching it from day one. Thanks
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Mark Mickle
August 6, 2017
Power is information information is education and that's what we need to show to our younger generation.
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