New Trailer Released For Upcoming National Geographic Documentary Film “The Space Race”

National Geographic has released a new trailer for their new documentary film, The Space Race, due to debut on the network next month ahead of a streaming release on Disney+ and Hulu.

What’s Happening:

  • National Geographic has debuted a new trailer for their upcoming documentary, The Space Race, a film that uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists that became astronauts.
  • The Space Race will debut on National Geographic on February 12 before streaming on Disney+ and Hulu the following day.

  • The Space Race weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others.
  • In The Space Race, directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space, even as their country failed to achieve equality for them back on Earth. From 1963, when the assassination of JFK thwarted Captain Ed Dwight’s quest to reach the moon, to 2020, when the echoes of the civil unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd reached the International Space Station, the story of African Americans at NASA is a tale of world events colliding with the aspirations of uncommon men. The bright dreams of Afrofuturism become reality in The Space Race turning science fiction into science fact and forever redefining what “the right stuff” looks like, giving us new heroes to celebrate and a fresh history to explore.
  • The Space Race was directed by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and Lisa Cortés. It features Ed Dwight and Leland Melvin as subjects and was produced by Alexandra Bowen, Aly Parker, Mark Monroe, Keero Birla, Lisa Cortés, and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza. Executive producers are Frank Marshall, Tony Rosenthal, Carolyn Bernstein, and Leland Melvin.

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Tony Betti
Originally from California where he studied a dying artform (hand-drawn animation), Tony has spent most of his adult life in the theme parks of Orlando. When he’s not writing for LP, he’s usually watching and studying something animated or arguing about “the good ole’ days” at the parks.