A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.