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A Treasure Trove Of Smuggled Soviet Film And NASA’s Latest Achievements Are Captured In This 1961 TV Documentary On The Race For A Man In Space Hosted And Narrated By Mike Wallace In All Regions DVD Format!
PROJECT MAN IN SPACE (1961, 49 Min.)
Following on his Academy Award nominated tv documentary success The Race For Space, producer David Wolper's purchase of a treasure trove of never-before-seen secret Russian space program film footage was again expertly tranformed into classic documentary form and anchored with Mike Wallace's adroit narration, intermixed with the latest moving images supplied by NASA, but this time with a focus on manned rather than unmanned space flight. Produced during the mere weeks between Russia and the world's first succesful manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961, and American's own first succesful manned space flight by Alan Shepherd on May 5, 1961, it provides a unique insight into the Russian manned space program along with a tantalizing glimpse of what promised to become America's own in the immediate future. As with RACE FOR SPACE before it, this period piece glimpse into what was then the state-of-the-art of the space program is a priceless moving image document all enthusiasts of both space and media history will enjoy.
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