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Season 10 / Episode 3 and airs on 24 June 2021 02:00
Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field. Brand new series, Impossible Engineering, is a tribute to their achievements. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, war ships and space crafts are built and work. As the show revels in these modern day creations, it also leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible. How would they have ever existed without the historical work of their ancestors? Interviews with their great advocates bring engineering history to life and retell how these incredible accomplishments shaped the modern world.
A cutting-edge engineering marvel, the Falkirk Wheel in central Scotland, can lift boats and water to astonishing heights. Its advanced design makes it the first and only rotating boat lift of its kind. Behind-the-scenes access shows how it works. It reconnects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal for the first time since the 1930s, opening in 2002 as part of the Millennium Link project.
The largest semi-submersible crane vessel in the world, the SSCV Sleipnir, pushes the limits of engineering possibilities; with its two record-breaking cranes, it's one of the most complex ships ever constructed and redefines how we build at sea.
The Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover is a brand-new space mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) to discover hard evidence of extraterrestrial life; special access reveals how engineers and experts are making a new age in exploration possible.
The deepest-diving submersible vessel in the world is one of the most intricately designed crafts that has ever been engineered for the sea. Having reached the bottom of each of the five oceans, this submarine's accomplishments are truly monumental.
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