The competition was fierce between the superpowers, but the rest of the world watched in anticipation and amazement. Now, two British actors are on a worldwide tour of the play ï¿½One Small Step,ï¿½ a decidedly low-tech recreation of the high tech competition. Anchor Lisa Mullins spoke with them in Oxford, England.
Update] During our broadcast on Nov. 22, Lisa Mullins mistakenly cited 1941 as the year Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space. The correct date is April 12, 1961. Our report also mistakenly said that cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov died in a crash over water. Komarov's spacecraft crashed on land in Orenburg Oblast. Thanks to our many listeners for pointing out these errors.