Yuri Gagarin is one of the most famous names in the world, yet most people know almost nothing about him. We’ve heard, too, of Wernher von Braun, designer of the great rockets for NASA’s Apollo lunar missions. But what about his Soviet counterpart? The name of the man who opened the way to space with Sputnik, and of course, the launch of Yuri Gagarin, was kept secret for many years. Join Piers Bizony and his colleagues Andrew King and Pete Hodkinson and discover the men who ignited the first flames of the Space Age.