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 (... See full summary »

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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. Written by Anonymous

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28 September 2005 (UK)  »

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Braun is shown to use a key pad phone in 1961. Although they were in a testing phase they were not available to public customers until 1963. See more »

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Shepard: [Watching the Atlas rocket explode] Well, glad we got that one out of the way...
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