Assembling a Boeing 737

Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space cover

After being in print for twenty years, the Chronological Encyclopedia of Discoveries in Space, covering everything that was learned on every single space mission in the 20th century, has finally gone out of print.

I presently have my last four hardback copies available for sale. The book sold new for about $90. To get your own autographed copy of this now rare collector's item, please send a $120 check (which includes shipping) payable to Robert Zimmerman to

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An evening pause: I might have posted this before, but who cares. Modern engineering and smart production management is always nice to watch.

Hat tip Phill Oltmann.



  • C Cecil

    Mr Z, how is the hat tip done on your site?

  • Joe

    The most produced modern airliner ever, great aircraft!
    It has been in production for over 50 years and still has orders.

  • LocalFluff

    And disassembly of an aircraft. Rotting like a dead corpse in the African heat, to the benefit of the decomposers.

  • Joe

    LocalFluff, thought of this exact clip before I clicked the link!

  • wayne

    C Cecil–

    If I may– If you would like to submit suggestions for the evening-pause, just go to the ‘About’ page at this site, Mr. Z’s email address is at the bottom of the text.

    Use the Search-box in the right-hand column, to check if your suggested vids have already been posted in the past.

  • Edward

    If you ever get into the Seattle area, there is a nice tour of the Boeing manufacturing plant in Everett.

    There are several other aviation related museums, including the Museum of Flight and a Paul Allen collection of airplanes.

    The 737 is a great aircraft and is still wildly popular. Your link says that Boeing is ramping up production to 57 per month in hopes of clearing out the backlog of 4,400 orders. That is a six and a half year backlog.

    However, it is not the longest running production airplane. The C-130 was first flown in the mid 1950s, and the last I heard they are still building 6 per year. The C-130 is useful but not quite as popular as the 737.

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