Season 1: Season 1

    Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything.

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    Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

    The Rocket

    Blast off into history to see how rockets originated not in the sky, but in a cave.

    The Rocket

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    Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

    The Car

    Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the ultimate freedom machine: the car.

    The Car

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    Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

    The Robot

    Check out the history of robots and learn how they are becoming a part of everyday life.

    The Robot

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    Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

    The Airplane

    Take to the sky with the dreamers whose work gave humans the ability to fly.

    The Airplane

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    Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

    The Telescope

    Look back in time to see how humans invented the telescope.

    The Telescope