In 1957 the Soviet Union beat the United States by launching the first satellite. A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The effort of pioneering researchers to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization.
The first around-the-world air race was sponsored to prove that the airplane had a commercial future.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
The dramatic story of the streamliners is one of remarkable achievements and opportunities lost.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.