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 Werner Von Braun (4 episodes, 2005)
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 Staver (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Debus (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Nedelin (2 episodes, 2005)
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The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race, leading up to the first moon landing. The series concentrates on Sergei Korolev, the Soviet chief rocket designer, and Wernher von Braun, his American counterpart, as their rivalry intensifies and the pressure to be the first builds. Written by badcommand

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Also Known As:

O agonas gia tin kataktisi tou diastimatos  »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)
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(4 parts)

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The Jupiter-C Redstone boosters shown all carry the production code "UE", which was only used for the extended Redstone (as part of the "Juno I" rocket) that carried Explorer 1 aloft. See more »

Quotes

Sergei Korolev: Without a rocket as powerful as the Saturn, we will *lose*
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Featured in MoonFaker: Carrying the Liar (2007) See more »

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Tiresome, dilettantish and inauthentic movie!
12 April 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Shocking!

In 1965 I saw Jury Gagarin alive. He was sincere, unpretentious and kindly, he was at ease and looked like well-educated and intellectual person. In this movie I saw a clown! The actor looks like dummy with affected gestures and mimicry. They made a cartoon! The real Gagarin was someone else! Don't believe in this movie!

I saw this movie after the movies like "Taming of Fire" and "Apollo 13" and after reading books "Rockets and People" by Chertok and "Korolev: Myths and Facts" by Golovanov. I was shocked by tiresome scenario, poor acting and producing, and a lots of inexactitudes of "Space Race".

The movie is the tedious rendering of well-known in Russia historical facts. A lots of interesting known facts of the space projects was not demonstrated. Some facts and details were perverted. For example, in 1945 Korolev was already not a prisoner (liberated in 1944), and in 1940 he was already not in Kolyma prison gold mine, but in special prison design bureau. Korolev was the designer in prison design bureau and he was not buried the dead prisoners. But in the movie Korolev worked as grave digger after 1940 (because jailer have shoulder straps on uniform). IMHO, the authors of movie have no profound knowledge about this part of the history and they can't to make interesting movies.


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