The kids begin their journey to Vandenberg on bikes. We find out about transportation.
The journey to Vandenberg begins. As the kids hit the road using two of the oldest forms of locomotion, we look at how we get around. In part 1 we talk about the 19th century again (oh yeah!); you'll learn how to operate a laufmachine, a Model T, and dirt paths. Plus, if you like highways, driving above 30 miles an hour, and the personal freedom of car travel then this episode is crafted especially for you. Still take our modern transportation systems for granted after all that? We also bring you a daring story of escape that'll make sitting in traffic seem like vacation.
The bike journey continues. We explore navigation.
The journey continues. In part 2 we learn how utterly lost we are without phones (and Google Maps) that tell us what to do. We'll quickly teach you EVERYTHING there is to know about celestial navigation (minus a a few minor details) and we find out who the real masters of ocean exploration are. Then, if you don't know the name of the most famous Chinese explorer by the end of this episode, you'll be asked to listen again. Also we plug Google Maps like 100 times because we made one about this episode and it's made out of pictures from space!