Race for Survival

Series 1 - Episode 3 Race for Survival

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Summary

Docu-drama following the launch of the first Soviet Sputnik satellite at a time when both superpowers were eager to accomplish the next breakthrough - putting a man into space. Rival scientists Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev set to work on the technology to make this possible, while the US proudly introduced the first astronauts to the world, unaware their Russian counterparts were about to take the lead again.

Cast & Crew

Korolev Steve Nicolson
Von Braun Richard Dillane
Cooper Benjamin Kolot
Debus Rupert Wickham
Gagarin Vitalie Ursu
Gilruth Robert Jezek
Glushko Ravil Isyanov
Isayev Boris Isarov
Jiminez Sevan Stephan
Kraft Antony Edridge
Nedelin Tim Woodward
Shepard Todd Boyce
Titov Alex Humes
Director Chris Spencer
Series Producer Debbie Cadbury
Writer Chris Spencer
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