Space Race: Season 1, Episode 2

Race for Satellites (21 Sep. 2005)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by Anonymous

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Sergei Korolev: May I introduce... the R-7. This is a mock-up of the actual rocket, but completely to-scale.
Khrushchev: A truly impressive machine, Sergei Pavlovich. How much does it weigh?
Sergei Korolev: 280 tons at lift-off.
Glushko: Thrust, at lift-off, will be over 403 tons. More than anything achieved before.
Khrushchev: What is that in horsepower?
Sergei Korolev: That would be approximately 6.4 million, Nikita Sergeyevich.
Khrushchev: We will run them off the production line like sausages!
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