Episode 7

Episode 4: Into the Great Wide Open (Part 3 of 3)

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October 22nd, 2018

1 hr 19 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

In the thrilling conclusion to our three part series, the space race comes to a conclusive end with the first attempts to send human beings to the moon. In the late 1960s, the Soviet Union's once unstoppable space program suffered a serious setback but they were determined to press on. In America, Von Braun's Saturn V rocket was completed and tested. After the Apollo 1 tragedy, NASA decided to make a bold move to save the space program. Yet even as the Soviet Union lagged behind in the space race, they still had a few tricks up their sleeve.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Universe University's producer Blake stands next to a Saturn V F-1 rocket engine at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

MUSIC:

"Shores of Avalon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Thunder Dreams" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Crossing the Divide" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Infinite Perspective" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Crypto" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Americana" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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"Thunderbird" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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REFERENCES:

'Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin'
by Piers Bizony and Jamie Doran

'The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in Space'
by Eugene Cernan and Don Davis

'Somebody Else is on the Moon'
by George H. Leonard

Sergei Korolev: the Rocket Genius Behind Yuri Gagarin
(2011) Guardian article
by Robin McKie

'NOVA: To the Moon' (1997) PBS documentary

'The Engines that Came in From the Cold' (2001) documentary

'CuriousDroid' Youtube Channel

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