A century ago very few people dreamed of space travel.
Today it is the most daring and technologically sophisticated quest ever undertaken, being driven not just by government agencies such as NASA and ESA, but also by visionaries such as Richard Branson (Virgin Galactic), Elon Musk (SpaceX) and Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin).
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, this major documentary-drama series charts the definitive story of the past, present and future of humankind’s exploration of space. Narrated by Kate Mulgrew (Golden Globe-nominee, Emmy-nominee, Orange Is The New Black, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Nemesis) The Space Race uses archive, original interviews, dramatic reconstructions and first-hand accounts to tell the story of mankind’s first amazing steps off our world towards the future of our civilisation.
With unprecedented access The Space Race gives listeners access to Virgin Galactic’s space programme in the Mojave Desert, features conversations with Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Sergei Krikalev, Tim Peake and numerous key players at mission control, and pulls back the curtain on untold aspects of the space-exploration story.