Space Race: The Untold Story

  • 2006
  • TV Show
  • None

Dramatic re-creations fuel this two-part chronicle of the competition to conquer space between the U.S. and the USSR. Part 1 focuses on rival rocketeers Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev, and begins in the waning days of WWII, when the Soviets captured one of von Braun's V-2 German rockets, but the Americans got von Braun. In October 1957, Korolev won...

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Dramatic re-creations fuel this two-part chronicle of the competition to conquer space between the U.S. and the USSR. Part 1 focuses on rival rocketeers Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev, and begins in the waning days of WWII, when the Soviets captured one of von Braun's V-2 German rockets, but the Americans got von Braun. In October 1957, Korolev won the first lap with the launch of the satellite Sputnik. But von Braun countered in January 1958 with Explorer, and eyes turned to the Moon.

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