Black Sky: The Race for Space

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Black Sky: The Race for Space
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StarringBurt Rutan, Paul Allen, James Benson
Distributed byDiscovery Channel
Release date
October 3, 2004
Running time
CountryUnited States

Black Sky: The Race For Space is a 2004 Discovery Channel documentary about Space Ship One, and how a small team backed by Paul Allen achieved human suborbital spaceflight and won the Ansari X Prize. It contains insights about how the rocketplane was built, the challenges 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]

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  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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