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Space Race: Race For Survival
Race For Survival
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 30, 2011

Sputnik's success in 1957 encouraged both America and the Soviet Union to redouble their efforts and the hunt for a space man was on. In contrast to the fanfare as NASA was formed and the first Project Mercury US astronauts were paraded in the USA, Soviet recruitment was so secretive that even those selected had no idea what the mission was.

Sputnik's success in 1957 encouraged both America and the Soviet Union to redouble their efforts and the hunt for a space man was on. In contrast to the fanfare as NASA was formed and the first Project Mercury US astronauts were paraded in the USA, Soviet recruitment was so secretive that even those selected had no idea what the mission was.

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