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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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14 September 2005 (UK)  »

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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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According to Deborah Cadbury in her book Space Race, just a few days before three months of filming was to begin in Romania a truck containing all the props for filming was stolen in ilford, England. Among the props inside the truck were countless Nazi Uniforms, period Soviet and NASA space suits, a replica of the first Russian satellite and a life size V-2 rocket that when assembled was three stories high. See more »

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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 »

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Sergei Korolev: Without a rocket as powerful as the Saturn, we will *lose*
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One of the best in it's genre
7 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This 4 parter is no less than excellent. Whether a student of history, a student of the reality of space flight or if you only have a passing interest in the subject you will be gripped. It is so well put together and played that even though the events are matter of history you find yourself holding your breath with anticipation as the events unfold and asking yourself "will they, won't they" even though you may already know the answer. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone with any interest, it's the best series of it's genere (I dare to say, better "From the Earth to the Moon" which I have enjoyed many viewings).

Buy it, rent, catch it on a repeat but don't miss this outstanding piece of not just television but filmaking.


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