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Space Race

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  2005 - 20051 Season,Series EndedOn:   Tags:   

Space Race is a BBC docudrama series first shown in Britain on BBC2 between September and October 2005, chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race up to the first landing of a man on the moon. It focuses on Sergei Korolev, the Soviet chief rocket designer, and Wernher von Braun, his American counterpart. The series was a joint effort between British, German, American and Russian production teams.Space Race featuring Steve Nicolson and Richard Dillane has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, and free on Tubi TV. It's a documentary and drama show with 4 episodes over 1 season. Space Race is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.5 (760 votes).

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#4,388 Ranked TV Show

#15 Ranked in Racing TV

#476 Ranked in Documentary TV

#912 Ranked in TV on Netflix

Space Race has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.5 (760 votes). The show is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Race for Rockets

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Sep 14, 2005
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Race for Rockets Sep 14, 2005 Race For Rockets, spans 1944-1949. We see Wernher von Braun's work on the V-2 for the Nazis during the last years of the Second World War, his surrender to American troops and his move to the USA. We see Sergei Korolev's release from the Gulag, and how he is set to work on Soviet rockets, first attempting to copy the V-2, then building a more efficient rocket of his own.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Race for Satellites

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Sep 21, 2005
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Race for Satellites Sep 21, 2005 Race For Satellites, spans 1953-1958. As the Cold War intensifies, Korolev is asked to build a rocket capable of carrying a five-ton warhead to America - he designs and constructs the R-7 Semyorka, and is later allowed to use it to launch the first satellite, Sputnik 1. Meanwhile, von Braun struggles to persuade the US government to allow him to launch his own satellite - after Sputnik's launch and the failure of the US Navy to launch a Vanguard satellite, he is finally allowed to launch the first American satellite, Explorer 1.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Race for Survival

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Sep 28, 2005
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Race for Survival Sep 28, 2005 Race For Survival, spans 1959-1961. Both the Americans and Soviets are planning manned space flight, and we see both sides preparing to do so with the development of the Vostok programme (Russia) and Project Mercury (USA). After difficulties and failures on both sides, the Soviets succeed in putting Yuri Gagarin into space first, with the Americans putting Alan Shepard up shortly afterwards.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Race to the Moon

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Oct 5, 2005
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Race to the Moon Oct 5, 2005 Race To The Moon, spans 1964-1969. Both sides now plan to put a man on the Moon - while the Soviets struggle, the Americans pull ahead in the space race with Project Gemini, but then suffer a disaster with the Apollo 1 fire. The Soviet space programme suffers its own blows: Sergei Korolev dies when his heart fails during an operation, Soyuz 1 crashes and kills cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, and their planned moon rocket, the N-1 rocket, fails to successfully launch. In America, von Braun has difficulties with the Saturn V, but they are overcome, and the rocket successfully launches the first manned lunar mission, Apollo 8, and the first manned lunar landing, Apollo 11.

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