Black Sky: The Race for Space

You don’t have to be a space nerd to enjoy this excellent three-hour Discovery Channel documentary on maverick aircraft designer Burt Rutan, Mike Melville (the world’s first private-sector astronaut), and the rest of the team that won the X-Prize. Might also want to check out this essay of mine on how space policy ought to proceed now.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.