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Space Race

This is the emotional story, told for the first time, of two men, on opposite sides of the Cold War, racing against each other to design and build the most powerful rocket and dominate the world. An extraordinary co-production from the makers of Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, this fast-paced, action-packed factual drama unmasks the true heroes and villains behind one of the most extraordinary times the world has ever known. At the heart of this multi-million dollar battle for the moon lie incredible tales of betrayal, rivalry and soaring ambition, fuelled by the ruthless competition between two recklessly . . .

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Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 - 10:30 PM    "Race for Rockets (1944-1949)" We see the results of Wernher von Braun's work on the V-2 for the Nazis at Mittelwerk and Peenemunde, and his final activities within Germany during the last years of WWII, as both American and Soviet forces race to capture German rocket technology. Americans gain the upper hand by recovering von Braun, most of his senior staff and technical documents. Sergei Korolev's is released from the Gulag to act as the Soviets' rocketry expert alongside former colleague Valentin Glushko. They set to work bringing Soviet rocket technology up to date with that of von Braun, working with what material and personnel are left after von Braun's escape to the US. 1 of 4 G
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