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History Detectives | Space Boot | PBS

Duration: 16:00
Program: History Detectives #801
Broadcast Date: Jun. 21, 2010

Our contributor inherited a peculiar object from his father: a jerry-rigged ski boot with a magnetic metal brick bolted to the bottom. In the 1960s, his father worked as an engineer for Westinghouse, which played a role in the space program.
Could this be the prototype for a NASA space boot? History Detectives finds out what place this boot has in space history.

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Post Date: June 3, 2011