Space Age: NASA's Story

About the Show

Born of the Cold War, NASA moves stridently from disastrous rocket tests to the glorious conclusion of the Gemini Program. We experience the massive challenges of sending a man into space and how, despite many setbacks, the astronauts proved that the key element would be human resourcefulness - in space as well as on the ground. NASA veterans describe these early missions as the hardest of all – the first, uncertain steps towards a new frontier. Building on the success of the pioneering Mercury Program, Project Gemini gives NASA the experience and confidence to take the next giant leap – to land men on the Moon. Part 1 of 4.