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The Great Endeavors

May 19, 2019

In this shorter episode we continue the story of the Space Race by taking a look at how the astronauts were recruited and ultimately selected for the first manned space flights by the United States and the Soviet Union. We also visit the backstory of the first two men to travel into space, Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard.

May 3, 2019

In this next episode on the Space Race, we take a look at America's reaction to Sputnik, the formation of NASA, and the continuing successes enjoyed by the Soviets. 

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Apr 10, 2019

In this episode, we continue coverage of the space race by discussing the events on the Soviet side of things between the end of WW2 and the launch of Sputnik, the first man made satellite.

Mar 23, 2019

In this episode we switch back over to the American side of the Space Race, following Wernher von Braun as he travels to the United States to begin working for America. Hurdles abound, but by the end of the episode the space race will be in full swing!

A couple of von Braun's Disney appearances are linked below.


Mar 12, 2019

In this episode, we take a look at the life of Sergei Korolev leading up to his involvement in the Soviet space program. He will go from promising young engineer, to convicted traitor, to the best hope of the Soviet Union for beating the Americans into space, all in just a few years.

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