Related NOVA Resources
The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:
Watch the Program
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date.
(Quicktime or Windows Media required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Read short biographies of eight of the 17 Manned Orbiting
Laboratory astronauts, including the first African-American
astronaut. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
The Race Today
Learn about the today's "space race," the Asian space powers, the
possibility of the militarization of space, and more this
interview with historian Asif Siddiqi. (Grade 9-12)
Space Race Time Line
Examine in this interactive time line turning points in the
competition between the United States and Soviet Union to
dominate space during the Cold War. (Flash plug-in required;
printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
View surveillance images released between 1962 and 2005 that
display influential political locations within the United States,
Iran, Sudan, North Korea, and other countries. (Flash plug-in
required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)
Subscribe to NOVA's podcast feeds for downloadable audio and video stories.
Links and Books
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