Space Race

· culture ·

I missed most of the series while I was in Brazil, but I've been really enjoying the end of BBC TWO's Space Race. They seem to have done a fantastic job digging up the real story of the race between the USA and the USSR to get a man on the moon, and some of the reconstructions and archive footage of the Russian part of the story have been remarkable.

Hello, Earth. Hello, Earth. With just one hand held up high I can blot you out, Out of sight. Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo, little Earth.

^1^ This also had the Sun rising behind the Earth, so that Sun, Earth and Moon were all in alignment.