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HISTORY DETECTIVES

Space Boot

  • Aired: 06/21/2010
  • 15:59
  • Rating: TV-G
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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What does this odd-looking boot have to do with America's first steps in space?
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