Space Race • 2015 • episode "S1E6" American Genius

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America and the Soviet Union set out to conquer the moon, but much more was at stake.

American Genius • 2015 • 7 episodes •

Jobs vs Gates

Two brilliant minds, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, do battle and, in the process, revolutionize lives.

2015 • Technology

Wright Brothers vs Curtiss

Orville and Wilbur Wright and Glen Curtiss face off in a rivalry that puts lives at risk.

2015 • Technology

Hearst vs Pulitzer

William Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer push the limits of journalism, changing the media landscape.

2015 • Technology

Colt vs Wesson

The invention of the perfect revolver pits Samuel Colt and Daniel Wesson.

2015 • Technology

Space Race

America and the Soviet Union set out to conquer the moon, but much more was at stake.

2015 • Technology

Edison vs Tesla

Eccentric genius Nikola Tesla enters a rivalry with Thomas Edison that will forever change the world.

2015 • Technology

Oppenheimer vs Heisenberg

The heated contest between Heisenberg and Oppenheimer had dramatic impact on the end of WWII.

2015 • Technology

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