For All Mankind
- 2 Seasons
The drama series For All Mankind is a fictional retelling of the race to land on the moon. In this reimagining, the race into space is pushed by both the United States and the Soviet Union. The key difference from reality is that this fantasy space race includes women and minorities. In reality, American astronauts were exclusively white men. The first crewed mission to the Moon during the Space Race in the late 1960s was a global success for NASA and the United States. This drama poses the question: "What if the Space Race had never ended?" In an alternate timeline, a Soviet cosmonaut, Alexei Leonov, becomes the first human to land on the Moon. This outcome devastates morale at NASA, but also catalyzes an American effort to catch up. With the Soviet Union emphasizing diversity by including a woman in subsequent landings, the US is forced to match pace, training women and minorities who were largely excluded from the initial decades of US space exploration.