Space Race - documentary

Space Race
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A 2005 BBC documentary drama series chronicling in the famous Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States during The Cold War, presented by British actor Richard Dillane (ARGO).

Since it was a "race" then who won it went all is said and done? In the beginning, the Russians were miles ahead, they sent the first satellite into orbit called Sputnik, the first animals and the first human, Yuri Gagarin. It wasn't long before the United States had caught up during the early 1960's making similar achievements for themselves.

In 1961 President Kenedy Declared the US would put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. This marked a pivotal change in the space race as the US poured enormous amounts of money into making this dream a reality as well as hundreds of thousands of minds. After Niel Armstrong walked on the Moon in 1969 the space race was won in many peoples minds, but was this really the case? Documentaries such as the 2014 "Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race" put a different argument forward; this particular documentary series dramatises those eventful decades like never before.


Richard Dillane
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