Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Space Race

gagarin-statue-in-moscow-1Yuri Gagarin statue in Moscow, Karner ©

« Knocking On Heaven’s Door » is a fascinating BBC documentary that retraces the history of the Russian Space Race. It sheds light on the birth of Russian Cosmism and how this movement impacted on the ambition of the country to conquer outerspace at the very beginning of aerospace engineering.  It relates to Yuri Gagarin’s life but also his tremendous impact on Russian Society and Politics.


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