From its earliest, primitive versions in the 1940s to the powerful, high-tech devices of today, the fabled 'black box' on airplanes has captured both the public imagination and the careful attention of engineers and investigators. Perhaps no other device does more to unravel the mystery of a plane crash than the flight recorder, which is built to withstand explosions, fires, water exposure, and intense deep-sea pressure. For the full history of this fascinating device -- including the incredible lengths which investigators go to in order to recover it after a crash -- check out the latest episode of Killer Means Awesome!
Listen to the first two seasons of Killer Means Awesome to hear more incredible true stories. Season one features amazing tales of recently discovered shipwrecks and season two highlights biographies of people you really should know!