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"Race For The Moon (1964-1969)"
Both sides now plan to put a man on the Moon. The Americans pull ahead in the space race with Project Gemini, but then suffer a disaster with the Apollo 1 fire. Meanwhile, despite a few notable successes such as the first space walk by Alexei Leonov, the Soviet space program struggles to keep up amid internal strife. In America, von Braun has continuing difficulties with the Saturn V, but these are ultimately overcome almost by brute force at great expense, and the rocket successfully launches the first manned lunar mission, Apollo 8, and the first manned lunar landing, Apollo 11. 4 of 4 G