Volume two in the Space Race series goes past the moon to the outer reaches of the solar system and beyond. This program looks at the importance of Skylab and the space shuttle, as well as the probe missions of Mariner, Viking, and Voyager. The volume's final chapter is devoted to NASA's findings on the Challenger tragedy.
In Volume 2, we start with the history of Skylab, America's first orbiting space station; go on to the era of deep space exploration with the Mariner, Viking, and Voyager planetary probes; and culminate with the creation and successful launch of America's space shuttle fleet. This volume also contains a special bonus episode on the official results of NASA's inquiry into the Challenger disaster. 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 have 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.
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