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"Blue Sky Metropolis" is the untold story of how aerospace was central to the growth of California and its emergence as an economic power. The documentary mini-series focuses on the people behind the aerospace movement and will feature many of the current major players in the aerospace industry in California, which is the hub of modern day aerospace engineering. The aerospace century will unfold through the lives and words of the men and women who created it: John Northrop, Glenn Martin, Donald Douglas, Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes, Walt Disney and Wernher Von Braun. "Blue Sky Metropolis" is a part of PBS "Summer of Space," a multiplatform experience that includes new science and history programs, all commemorating America’s journey into space.

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Back to the Future

Tech billionaires choose Southern California to launch their own space companies.
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A Space Odyssey

The race to the moon is matched in dollars by a secret military program to dominate space.
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56:41
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The Big Chill

The Cold War funds the growth of L.A. while instilling fear of nuclear annihilation.
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Blue Sky Metropolis

Wings

L.A. aircraft companies become America’s “arsenal of democracy” during World War II.
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