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Man Moment Machine: Shot Down: The U2 Spyplane

Man Moment Machine: Shot Down: The U2 Spyplane

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005

Go into the cockpit with Gary Powers as his stricken plane plummets to earth.

  • Hosted by Hunter Ellis ("Tactical to Practical").
  • See how the Soviets managed to shoot down a plane thought beyond reach of their missiles.
  • A fast-paced series exploring pivotal moments in history.


History is made when the right forces converge. Often, all it takes is a man, a moment and a machine. The right person, at the right time, with the right equipment, can change the world. Filled with first-person interviews, expert analysis, rare footage and vivid re-enactments, MAN, MOMENT, MACHINE explores compelling stories of human drama and incredible invention when everything came together.

In 1960, the U.S. and Soviet Union appeared to be on the brink of war. Desperate for information about their adversary's nuclear capability, the Americans sent CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union in the extraordinary U-2 spyplane. 11 miles above Earth, at the edge of space, Powers felt safe from attack--but he was wrong. From the fateful switch at the beginning of the mission to his exchange for a Soviet spy two years later, MAN, MOMENT, MACHINE chronicles Powers' fateful trip.

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