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
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Gagarin wears his space helmet with the white collar over the top of his flight suit. This is also displayed in the photo on the cover of the DVD. In reality, this white collar would have been tucked under his flight suit. See more
[Enraged by German scientists ignoring him after an engine failure
Talk to me, damn it! Damn Germans still haven't learned who they are working for!