Paul Kennedy to appear in series celebrating Boeing’s 100 year anniversary

February 1, 2016
ISS Director Professor Paul Kennedy gave an interview as part of a series called The Age of Aerospace dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of Boeing. The Age of Aerospace will air on Mondays at 8pm/11pm EST starting Feb. 1st on Science Channel and Saturdays at 12noon EST starting Feb 6th on Discovery Channel, and Prof. Kennedy appears in episode 2 — Miracle Planes — talking about the role of Boeing and the bombers in general in WW2. 
 
There is a description air air times of each of the five episodes below:

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Episode 1 - What Can’t We Do?:

Chronicles how Bill Boeing and his contemporaries, like Donald Douglas, took the invention of the airplane and forged an industry, delivering advancements in communication, transportation, and warfare.

Monday, February 1st at 8pm/11pm EST on Science Channel
Saturday, February 6th at 12noon EST on Discovery Channel
Saturday, April 2nd at 10am EST on American Heroes Channel

Episode 2 - Miracle Planes:

Details the role American industry and planes like the Boeing B-17, B-29, and North American P-51 Mustang played in the Allied victory over Germany and Japan.

Monday, February 8th at 8pm/11pm EST on Science Channel
Saturday, February 13th at 12noon EST on Discovery Channel
Saturday, April 9th at 10am EST on American Heroes Channel

Episode 3 - Shrinking the Earth:

Tells the story of three Boeing planes that launched the jet age – the B-47 bomber, the Boeing 707 and the iconic Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet – planes made possible by secrets discovered in a German Forest at the close of WWII.

Monday, February 15th at 8pm/11pm EST on Science Channel
Saturday, February 27th at 12noon EST on Discovery Channel
Saturday, April 16th at 10am EST on American Heroes Channel

Episode 4 - In the Vastness of Space:

Tells the story of Project Apollo and humankind’s first journey to the moon on Apollo 8. NASA icons and individuals from American industry reflect on past achievements and explore humanity’s future in space.

Monday, February 22nd 8pm/11pm EST - Science Channel
Saturday, March 12th 12noon EST - Discovery Channel
Saturday, April 23rd 10am EST - American Heroes Channel 

Episode 5 - Dreamliner 

Reveals the technology, resources, and risk required to build commercial aircraft in the modern world through the story of Boeing’s most recent revolution in jet design, the 787.

Monday, February 29th 8pm/11pm EST - Science Channel
Saturday, March 19th 12noon EST - Discovery Channel
Saturday, April 30th 10am EST - American Heroes Channel 

 
Jenifer Van Vleck, Assistant Professor in the History Department at Yale, who runs the International History Workshop, appears in episodes 1 and 3 — the Yale History department is well represented!
 
We hope you are able to tune in.