Race To Space - America's Greatest Journey
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After World War II drew to a close, a new conflict began. The Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States spurred an engineering and scientific competition known as the "Space Race." From beginning
to end, the American public's attention was captivated, and the various developments by the Soviet and U.S. space programs were heavily covered in the national media. Renowned documentarian and filmmaker David L. Wolper introduced American television audiences to the very first report about the Soviet and American space race (The Race for Space) which later earned an Oscar nomination.
This groundbreaking television event, along with 2 subsequent documentary features, capture the worldwide phenomenon of space exploration and unlocking the mysteries of the universe.
THE RACE FOR SPACE (1958) – Originally aired 4/24/60
• 20th Century developments in the United States and Russia which brought man into the Space Age.
– Exclusive first Russian space footage
– Reported by Mike Wallace
– 1960 Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary Feature
PROJECT: MAN IN SPACE (1959) – Originally aired 12/4/63
• Stories behind the initial space probes, including the epic flight of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin and development of the American Mercury astronaut program.
– Reported by Mike Wallace
RACE FOR THE MOON (1965) – Originally aired 7/27/64
• An evaluation of Soviet-American competition to be the first to land on the moon.
– Reported by Bill Stout
BONUS PROGRAM: Journey To The Moon
Renowned documentarian and filmmaker David L. Wolper introduced American television audiences to the very first report about the Soviet and American space race (The Race for Space) which later earned an Oscar nomination. This groundbreaking television event, along with 2 subsequent documentary features, capture the worldwide phenomenon of space exploration and unlocking the mysteries of the universe.
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This disc contains the 3 David Wolper television documentaries that were apparently licensed directly from The Wolper Organization. All of them were very well researched and the first two feature the talents of 60 Minutes legend Mike Wallace as well as noted film composer Elmer Bernstein.
THE RACE FOR SPACE (1959/B&W/52 min.) - Covers the developments in rocketry from it's early beginnings with Robert Goddard up to the first satellite launches. Includes some great coverage on Werner Von Braun and the German rocket team who became highly sought out by the US and Russia at the end of the war. Was nominated for the 1960 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and aside from some groan-inducing scripted interview segments it pretty much lives up to that billing.
PROJECT: MAN IN SPACE (1963/B&W/51 min.) - This one details the training & preparations and reviews the then-recent history of manned spaceflight for both the Soviet Union and America. Some of the Soviet training footage (real or staged, who knows) is exceedingly rare and I found it fascinating.
RACE FOR THE MOON (1964/B&W/53 min.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Somewhat boring the way it was made. Lost interest although I am a space enthusiast.Published 19 months ago by Diane
Father in law wanted this movie to share with all his kids and grandkids. The item arrived quickly and in perfect condition.Published 23 months ago by Suzi Q
This is a very educational set of DVD's to have to learn the beginnings of the space race and the effect it had upon the world at the time it began and is still having today.Published on January 9, 2014 by Judith Gribble