V Bombers – Vulcan, Victor & Valiant – The Last British Bombers

It took just 11 years to go from the first flight of the Lancaster Bomber in 1941 to the first flight of the VX770, the prototype Vulcan bomber in 1952. Yet the difference between them could hardly be greater, the Vulcan along with the Victor and Valiant were a new generation of the new planes known as the “V” bombers, planes for a new era and a newly, nuclear-armed Britain.

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Images and footage: Avro, Handley-Page, Vickers-Armstrong
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How do spacecraft navigate in space ?

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How do spacecraft navigate in space over billions of kilometers and with split second timing during missions that last for years or decades. Here we look at how its done and the underlying principles that make it all possible.

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Paul Shillito

Written and Researched by
Paul Shillito

Images and Footage
NASA, ESA, MIT, SolarSystemVideos

Music by
Response Data by P C III is licensed under a Attribution License.
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The Search for Planet X / Planet 9 / Nibiru

More dire predictions that Nibiru aka Planet X or Planet 9 will trigger earthquakes, floods and generally the end of the world have been and gone as was expected but Planet X and Planet 9 were and are real. Here we look at the basis of how these have ended up being hijacked by the Nibiru believers.

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Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Lucius Kwok, Hunter Schwisow,
Pyloric, Seb Stoodley, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen.
Cameron Martel, Lukas Calik.

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Images and footage: NASA, ESA, Caltech, Lowell Observatory

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How China is taking on the world in space

China has been developing their space program for almost as long the US starting in 1958 but it’s only quite recently that it has caught up with the west and is poised to be a leader in space in the next decade or so. In this video, we look at how China is taking on the world in space.

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Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson, Kevin Hinnen, Mitchel J. Mullin II, Lucius Kwok, Hunter Schwisow, Pyloric, Seb Stoodley, Peter Cote,
Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen

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Footage and Images CCTV, CNSA, NASA, ESA, Mark Wade http://www.astronautix.com/

Music by Mike G. Mullen, BMI. www.positrosmic.com

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TSR.2 – The Plane Shot Down by its Own Government

The Plane that saw the end of the leadership of British aviation, the BAC TSR.2 was a world beater at the time but couldn’t survive a government that no longer wanted it.

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Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen.

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BAE, RAF, Royal Navy, Panavia,
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Through The Storm Instrumental by Pipe Choir is licensed under a Attribution License. Based on a work at www.pipechoir.com
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Buran-Energia : The Soviet Space Shuttle 2.0 on a Moon Rocket

If you thought the Buran, the Soviet space shuttle was just a copy of the US one, then think again. Although it looked very similar, under the hood it was very different and in many ways better than the US original. Here we will see some of the reasons why Buran was Space shuttle 2.0

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Seb Stoodley, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel,
Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen.

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Footage and images : buran-energia.com, NASA, Ralph Mirebs, arminschieb.com, Ted Thompson/KSP

Music : Response Data by P C III is licensed under a Attribution License.
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How We Planned to go to Mars by 1982 – The early Manned Missions

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Mars isn’t the recent obsession that you might think if you listen to Elon Musk and NASA, in fact, NASA had solid plans to go by 1982 using plans drawn up by Werner Von Braun.
In this collaboration with Isaac Arthurs SFIA channel, we look at the Mars missions that were planned for the past and those which are proposed for the future.

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Written and Researched by
Paul Shillito

Images and Footage
NASA, www.masch-artdesign.com
Mark Wade www.astronautix.com
Chris P. Bacon/KS, Isaac Arthur SFIA

Music by Sergey Cheremisinov
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/Hidden_Crystal/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_Hidden_Crystal_-_04_New_Worlds
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/Forgotten_Stars/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_Forgotten_Stars_-_06_Sirius
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/White_Atlantis/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_White_Atlantis_-_02_Night_Snowfall

Lombus: Timeslip

Brandon Liew: Floating through space

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How Nuclear rockets will get us to Mars and beyond

They were developed more than 40 years ago and then almost forgotten but now Nuclear Rockets are set to make a comeback and possibly provide the fastest way to get around our solar system to date. Here look at their history and how they could be used in the next decade or so.

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Music
Mike G. Mullen, BMI – www.positrosmic.com
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What’s Wrong with Earth’s Magnetic Field? – The South Atlantic Anomaly

Strange things are happening in space but the cause is right below our feet. The earth’s core is changing and the magnetic poles could possibly flip in the not too distant future.
We are just discovering a whole new hidden weather system in the earth molten core that has direct effects on the magnetic field which in turn will have a major effect on our future technological development. But all is not lost, we can work our way out of this but time is of the essence because we don’t know just when things are going to get tricky

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How did NASA Film the Apollo and Space Shuttle Launches?

Ever wondered how NASA got those amazing film shots of Apollo and the shuttle launching and the boosters falling away from rockets as they fly into space, then here we find out what cameras and techniques they used.

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Larry Ackerman, Ara Kirakosyan, Felix Friese, Bernt-Olov, Hellstram, Tayar Jundi, Johan Rombaut, Tobias Pettersson,
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Pyloric, Seb Stoodley, Peter Cote, Cody Belichesky, Mogoreanu Daniel, Douglas Gustafson, Marcus Chiado, Jorn Magnus Karlsen.

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Images and Footage
NASA, SpaceX,
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Roscosmos, http://www.optictracker.com

Music
Mike G. Mullen, BMI – www.positrosmic.com
Featuring on Guitar
James Zota Baker – www.jameszotabaker.com

Azimuth Mix 002 with Guitar: https://soundcloud.com/synchro505/azimuth-mix-002-with-guitar

Raumfahrzueg Mix 03: https://soundcloud.com/synchro505/raumfahrzueg-mix-03

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