Examining the Hubble Space Telescope and its problems, which included a defective main mirror that a shuttle mission must fix, but first the crew has to catch it at 16,000 mph, 300-miles up, and then work on it on six space walks, seven hours at a time.
Examining the Mercury missions and the seven men who became the country's first astronauts, the first to discover whether humans can survive the stresses of traveling more than 17,000 miles an hour in a converted intercontinental ballistic missile.
A history of the space race opens with a look at the Gemini missions and the nine astronauts involved. Included: the first space walks, which are not successful. Also: interviews with Gene Cernan, Buzz Aldrin and Gene Kranz; archival footage.