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Blue Sky Metropolis

The Truth of the Early Days of Flight

Aviation can sometimes be glamorized in the public imagination. Understand what it was truly like in those early, precarious days of daredevil antics and wacky creations, and how this birthed a new “blue sky” culture in Southern California.

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Back to the Future

Tech billionaires choose Southern California to launch their own space companies.
Season 1 Episode 4
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A Space Odyssey

The race to the moon is matched in dollars by a secret military program to dominate space.
Season 1 Episode 3
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The Big Chill

The Cold War funds the growth of L.A. while instilling fear of nuclear annihilation.
Season 1 Episode 2
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Wings

L.A. aircraft companies become America’s “arsenal of democracy” during World War II.
Season 1 Episode 1
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