Black Sky: The Race For Space

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Black Sky: The Race for Space
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Starring Burt Rutan, Paul Allen, James Benson
Distributed by Discovery Communications
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Country USA
Language English

Black Sky: The Race For Space is a Discovery Channel documentary about Space Ship One, and how a small team backed by Paul Allen achieved human suborbital spaceflight and win the Ansari X Prize. It contain insights about how the rocketplane was built, the challenge they faced when they flew it, the vision of Burt Rutan about the future of this technology (tier two and three), and his thoughts about NASA and government.[1] It won a Peabody Award in 2004.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Orphans of Apollo, documentary on the tentative plan to privatize the space station Mir


  1. ^ "Review - Black Sky: The Race For Space and Winning The X-Prize DVDs". collectspace. 
  2. ^ 64th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2005.

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