Get your protractors ready: Science Channel has renewed “Impossible Engineering” for a second season, TheWrap has learned.
“Impossible Engineering” celebrates engineering wonders ranging from spacecraft to skyscrapers and jumbo jets, detailing how they were built and how they work. Diving deep to help viewers understand these momentous achievements, the program will also help fans learn more about trailblazers in the field.
“From the planet’s most stunning state of the art structures to its mightiest modern machines, ‘Impossible Engineering’ unveils the past, present and future builds that have and will continue to change our world,” Science Channel’s series description reads.
The Season 2 premiere takes viewers behind the scenes of NASA’s most audacious spacecraft build in history — the Orion Spacecraft. Currently being constructed to transport humans further than ever before, it will be the most powerful rocket that has ever left the Earth.
The futuristic technology, meant to transport humans to Mars, relies on a long history of engineering achievements. From the invention of the long-range radio at the beginning of the 20th century to the Apollo modules in the 1960s, the season-opening episode will pay homage to the feats that made the Orion possible.
“Impossible Engineering explores the human quest for achievement that drives innovators to tunnel under mountains, build bridges half a mile high and break the sky barrier, in mind-blowing detail,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Science Channel. “With creativity, engineering and vision, these achievements know no bounds, and Science Channel is at the forefront of documenting these science breakthroughs.”
“Impossible Engineering” is produced for Science Channel by Twofour Broadcast. Executive producer is Neil Edwards, series producer is Gill Hennessey; Presley Adamson is associate producer.
Season 2 kicks off on Wednesday, March 16 at 9/8c on Science Channel.
Readers can watch (and learn from) two very cool clips from the season premiere exclusively here — one at the top of this post, and the other below: