The Red Stuff: The True Story of the Russian Race for Space (2002)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Inventions & Innovations, Physical Sciences, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Despite the fact that the United States was ultimately considered the "winner" of the so-called Space Race when its astronauts became the first to set foot on the moon, the fact remains that, from 1957-1965, the Soviets were leaps and bounds beyond their American counterparts in terms of space knowledge. In this intriguing documentary, filmmakers explore the marked determination and formidable talents of the early Soviet cosmonauts. In the revealing light of the Soviet Union's demise, history is open to exploration as never before, and many questions concerning its impressive space program are sure to be answered.

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archival-footage, cosmonaut, determination, retrospective, Russian [nationality], satellite, space-exploration, space-program, space-race