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. Written by
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When Von Braun is talking to the Rotarian Club he draws a diagram on the blackboard with four lines coming out from the central body. When the shot cuts to the reporter and back there are only three lines. When it cuts to the reporter and back again there are four lines again. See more