The retcon setup imagines what would have happened if Russia had won the space race and if the first man on the moon.
The focus is on Edward Baldwin, a fictional astronaut whose career is indelibly impacted by the Russians’ progress. He was moments from landing on the moon before, circling so close he could see the surface, but his superiors pulled him away, not ready yet to make such a big step.
Russian’s second manned mission places a female astronaut on the moon leading Richard Nixon to demand that the US do the same.
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