This series takes viewers through America's history in space. Beginning with the Soviet success with Sputnik, volume one recounts the stories of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. ERA OF LUNAR EXPLORATION also dives into the birth of the space shuttle's reign in space.
In Volume 1, we explore the history of the US space program. Beginning with the US response to the launch of Sputnik, we follow the program through the successes and failures of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs and their final culmination in the era of lunar exploration. This is the story of the Space Race—from the launch of the Soviet's Sputnik I on October 4, 1957 to the successful completion of the first phase of the Space Shuttle program in 1983. These twenty-five years witnessed triumph and tragedy as the Soviet Union and the United States battled for control of outer space. Based entirely on the official NASA archives and filmed in stunningly cinematic detail, this series recounts one of the most glowing achievements in the history of human exploration.
Space Exploration |
Space Shuttles |