Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Space Race - The Untold Story

Space Race - The Untold Story is a National Geography documentary telling the behind story about the American/Soviet space race led by Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev. The two men, thousands of miles apart, battle for the same goal: a shot at putting a man on the moon. Follow Wernher von Braun as he escapes Nazi and Soviet forces to lead U.S. development of rocket technology. The genius rocket scientist also proves to be a brilliant escape artist, as he evades would-be killers to surrender his research and scientists to U.S. forces. Then, hear the untold story of Sergei Korolev, the Soviet scientist who suffers as a political prisoner and almost single-handedly makes the Russian space program a reality. Denounced by his colleagues, Korolev nearly dies in a brutal Siberian gulag, but lives to eventually be honored as a hero of the Soviet Union.

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