- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 8, 2001
Visit the Cold Regions Testing Center in Alaska and the Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs.
Everything needs to be tested. Just how much abuse can a vehicle take? How explosive is that new missile? What small changes in form make the difference between a medal-winning performance and bitter disappointment for an Olympic athlete? These things and much more are discovered at PROVING GROUNDS.
From the blazing sands of Yuma, Arizona to the Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, MODERN MARVELSTM offers an inside look at the places where new weapons, machines and techniques are tried out. Travel to Fort Greely, Alaska, site of the military's Cold Regions Testing Center, where the performance of new weapons is evaluated under the harshest conditions imaginable. Engineers and testers reveal the tricks of their trade, offering an up-close look at the increasingly complex and effective tools they have at their disposal to determine the limits of new technologies, while footage of experiments captures both glorious successes and spectacular failures.
Performance is all that matters on the PROVING GROUNDS.