Space RaceThis 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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"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
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