The Age of Aerospace

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  • The Right Plane

    Despite early missteps and painful lessons, Boeing's bet on the 787 Dreamliner pays off.

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  • The Battery

    Problems with batteries leave the 787 grounded and Boeing scrambling to come up with a solution.

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  • First Flight

    After years of setbacks and delays, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes to the skies for the first time.

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  • An Expensive Lesson

    Boeing dispatches teams around the world to streamline production and get the 787 back on track.

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  • Setbacks

    Delays in production lead to missed deadlines and mounting costs.

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  • Global Supply Chain

    Boeing looks to partners in countries around the world to help manufacture its new plane, the 787.

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  • Dreamliner

    With changing demands in the market, Boeing changes course and opts for innovations not in speed but in materials and manufacturing methods.

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  • Sonic Cruiser

    The Sonic Cruiser was a revolutionary design. It was a passenger plane built for speed, with a shape unlike any other commercial jet.

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  • A New Plane

    Developing a new airplane requires dedicating years of a company's resources. Building the wrong plane could mean going out of business.

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  • Epilogue

    50 years after reaching the moon, preparations are underway for the next frontier in space travel: Mars.

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