World's Toughest Fixes

Join professional rigger, adventure junkie and science geek Sean Riley as he rappels into the world of mechanical mayhem, major maintenance projects and emergency repairs that threaten to bring the world you know to a standstill. Get a close-up view of essential infrastructure, broken dams, busted bridges and broken down mega machinery. Riley meets the folks working 24/7 to keep the wheels of heavy industry spinning smoothly and lends a hand when he can. Come along and see how the experts are harnessing solar and wind energy to meet tomorrow's energy demands, launching satellites into space so we can stay in tune and online, and fixing big broken machinery essential to keep our world turning. Riveting, shocking, electrifying. Produced by National Geographic.

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Episodes

World's Toughest Fixes Cirque du Soleil

Join Riley as he travels to Las Vegas to help high-flying Cirque du Soleil solve a real show-stopper of a problem. At the center of the show is the largest, most technologically advanced theater stage in the world – and it's failing.
  • 2010
  • 00:46:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Space Antenna

Riley's heading to the Mojave Desert and teaming up with NASA for a fix that's out of this world. NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex is located 35 miles north of the desert city of Barstow, California and Riley needs to help with an antenna repair led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Texas High Tower

It's red, white and rusty all over. An obsolete TV antenna towering over 500 feet above the bustling San Antonio city center has to come down to earth. The smallest slip-up and someone could go off the air permanently.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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