The Space Race

Last Updated on: January 23rd, 2024

“The Space Race” is a 2023 National Geographic documentary that delves into the stories of pioneering Black astronauts. Directed by Lisa Cortes and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, the film celebrates the individuals who broke racial barriers on Earth as they ventured into space. It’s an insightful work that also doesn’t shy away from discussing the racial and systemic challenges these astronauts faced. The documentary has been commended for its depth of research, emotional storytelling, and its contribution to aeronautic history intertwined with cultural context.The Space Race disney plus

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  • Leland Melvin: Self
  • Ed Dwight Jr.: Self
  • Charles Bolden: Self
  • Guion Bluford: Self


  • Directors: Lisa Cortes and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza

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