Courtesy of National Geographic

National Geographic has released the official trailer for The Space Race, the documentary that weaves together stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars.

About The Film

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.

Release Date

The Space Race debuts on February 12, 2024, on National Geographic and will stream on Disney+, and Hulu the following day.

Watch The Trailer

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