Space Race

Space Race

Major events in the American/Soviet space race, up to the first landing of a man on the moon.

Episode Guide

  • Space Race - Race for the Moon (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Race for the Moon

    The U.S. system of research and leadership builds momentum while the U.S.S.R.'s program slows due to funding cuts, bureaucratic fighting and technological breakdowns.

  • Space Race - Race for Survival (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Race for Survival

    Two teams of astronauts risk their lives to be the first into the unknown.

  • Space Race - Race for Satellites (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Race for Satellites

    Wernher von Braun in America and Sergei Korolev in the Soviet Union aim to launch the first satellite into space.

  • Space Race - Race for Rockets (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Race for Rockets

    From 1944-1949, America was desperate to capture the secret of Hitler's rocket program before the Russians.