space race

The Space Race

Directed by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Lisa Cortes
U.S. | 2023 | Documentary
90 minutes

“The Space Race” uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists to become astronauts. Simultaneously championed and exploited as political pawns, some made it to space, while others were erased from history. For the first time, “The Space Race” puts their lived experiences back into the space exploration narrative and uncovers what it means for the next generation of Black astronauts.