An unprecedented look at the decade-long odyssey to land a man on the moon that pulls back the curtain on the familiar narrative of the moonshot that we think we know, revealing a ... See full summary »
USSR, June 1985. Based on actual events. After contact with the Salyut 7 space station is lost, cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh dock with the empty, frozen craft, and bring her back to life.
The story structure and editing is quite good. Lots of very interesting and important guests give great first hand testimony.
I only have a couple minor gripes:
One is that most of the Soviet failure were either not mentioned at all, or only briefly mentioned. It gives off the impression that their accomplishments were much easier than they really were.
Second, some important historical information was left out. There is no mention of the R7 design originating from the German V2 program. When the Soviets took over Germany, they took the V2 plans and many of its engineers. Moreover, the development of the R7 began as soon as the war was over. The show makes it seem like it started much later.
I'd recommend watching the BBC's 4 part documentary called Space Race for a more accurate account.
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