History Detectives

Space Boot

Clip: Season 8 Episode 1 | 15m 59s

Our contributor inherited a peculiar object from his father: a jerry-rigged ski boot with a magnetic metal brick bolted to the bottom. In the 1960s, his father worked as an engineer for Westinghouse, which played a role in the space program. Could this be the prototype for a NASA space boot? History Detectives finds out what place this boot has in space history.

Aired: 06/20/10

Rating: TV-G

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