National Geographic

Inside Incredible Machines

Inside Mighty Machines is a six part series devoted to delving deep into the heart of the world’s greatest machines. We scrape away the grease and chisel through the rust to reveal the remarkable engineering principles that turned these machines into icons of their time. Ex NASA jet engineer Chad Zdenek works alongside expert salvage teams as they take apart giant machines, piece by piece. From a 747 jumbo jet to a North Sea Oil rig, and from a coal power plant to the iconic hovercraft, Chad gets a final chance to figure out how these machines were built as well as climbing on-board the military behemoths of the Galaxy C5 and a Nimitz class Aircraft Carrier. Chad Zdenek takes us inside the world’s mightiest machines, to uncover works of extraordinary engineering and the remarkable stories behind what made them possible.