"When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon in 1969, America went down in popular history as the winner of the space race. But that history is bunk. The real pioneers of space exploration were the Soviet cosmonauts.
This remarkable feature-length documentary combines rare and unseen archive footage with interviews with the surviving cosmonauts to tell the fascinating and at times terrifying story of how the Russians led us into the space age. A particular highlight is Alexei Leonov, the man who performed the first spacewalk, explaining how he found himself trapped outside his spacecraft 500 miles above the Earth. Scary stuff"
It's interesting to see how national ideologies affect how people feel about certain topics. What is very obvious about this is that humans have pioneered space exploration. It doesn't matter what political, religious or economic ideology they may have followed, because we are all one species. Our species have collectively achieved great things in space, and our hope is a Global Space Agency will take us even further.
Source (BBC iPlayer)