Preparing a Ski Jump and Firing Rounds

Don prepares for a ski jump in Utah, fires off a few rounds in Massachusetts (and demolishes a pier while he’s at it), and goes behind the scenes at a rocket launch in California.

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Don Wildman on Georges Island
Don Wildman on Georges Island

Don Wildman on Georges Island

Don heads out to Georges Island, one of 34 islands that lie within the large "C" shape of Boston Harbor. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman working on a pier

Don Wildman working on a pier

Don works alongside a construction crew to disassemble the existing Georges Island pier that will soon be renovated in preparation for the tourist season. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at Utah Olympic Park

Don Wildman at Utah Olympic Park

At the Utah Olympic Park, Don climbs to the top of the giant Nordic ski slopes to work with the crew that cuts groove tracks into the snow. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman Vandenberg Air Force Base

Don Wildman Vandenberg Air Force Base

Don heads to Santa Maria, CA, to visit Vandenberg Air Force Base. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman Mission Control

Don Wildman Mission Control

Don goes inside Mission Control, also known as "The Rock," at Vandenberg Air Force Base. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and a colonel from the Vandenberg Air Force Base

Don Wildman and a colonel from the Vandenberg Air Force Base

A colonel from the Vandenberg Air Force Base gives Don an unprecedented look at the country’s West Coast space complex. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Don Wildman Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Don poses with some of the equipment at Vandenberg Air Force Base. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Don Wildman at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Don gets a rundown of all the procedures leading up to liftoff, including a series of checks and double checks that must be carried out before the countdown can begin. After the launch, Don is given extremely rare access to enter the SLC-6 Launch Complex to explore the launch tower. 960 1280

  

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