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British Space Race

The space race might seem a two-horse race between America and the Soviet Union, but for a short time Britain was the unlikely player in the world of rocket research. This is the story of the unsung pioneers of British space exploration - the rocket engineers, the scientists and the dreamers who, despite lack of resources, never gave up on their vision for bringing the future into the present. Featuring the original rocket engineers and Professor Colin Pillinger, lead scientist of Beagle 2.

Release date:

40 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Nov 2015 01:00


Role Contributor
DirectorStephanie Wessell
Series ProducerKate Broome