I thought the Space Race was just the United States vs. Russia...
Yeah the title was a bit odd. I found some of the commentators rather sceptical attitude towards the Apollo program a bit off putting.
Quote from: Star One on 11/17/2015 08:29 pmYeah the title was a bit odd. I found some of the commentators rather sceptical attitude towards the Apollo program a bit off putting.Sceptical in what way?
I though this was a rerun of a previous documentary. Thanks for pointing out that it is indeed a new thing; I must have mixed it up with a last Timeshift season's "TimeShift - British Space Race" episode.
The link for the episode "British Space Race" can be found here:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074qt0The synopsis for the episode "How Britain Won the Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank" makes clear that the UK was the initial pioneer in radio astronomy, because the Cold War superpowers used Bernard Lovell's telescope to track their competing spacecraft.