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When a young Konstantin Tsiolkovsky reads Jules Vernes’ sci-fi epic, “From the Earth to the Moon,” he discovers a flaw in the science. It inspires him to work out exactly how to launch a rocket into space. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 5, premieres Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10/9c.

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Learn the explosive history of the rocket, from its origin in ancient China, to its use as a weapon of war, to how adding hydrogen allowed it to carry astronauts all the way to the moon. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 5, premieres Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10/9c.