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Future History 1968: The Space Race Heats Up

Future History 1968: The Space Race Heats Up

The last time tensions between Russia and the US were so high, the two countries were scrambling to make it to the moon.

Posted on May 4, 2018, at 8:12 p.m. ET

The Space Race was so fervent by 1968 that Yuri Gagarin, the first man to make it to space, had become a celebrity in the USSR.

But his next challenge was to beat American Neil Armstrong to the moon — and neither the USSR nor the US were prepared.

Watch the drama unfold with the technology of today. 🚀

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