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Race to Space




Based on the true story of the first chimpanzee in space, James Woods stars as Wilhelm Von Huber, a NASA scientist who transfers to Florida with his son, Billy. Billy dreams of becoming a hero like the young astronaut Alan Shepard. Wilhelm dreams of Billy becoming a scientist like him. When Billy is hired by Dr. Donni McGuiness to help train the chimpanzees for the NASA space mission, he develops a close bond with Mac, one of the chimps. But when Mac is chosen to become the first chimp sent into space, Billy soon realizes that if Mac is successful on this mission, something could go terribly wrong. Father and son put aside their differences and work together in hopes of bringing Mac home safely.

Us release date: March 15, 2002

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French poster from the movie Race to Space

Main Cast

  • Dr. Wilhelm von Huber
  • Dr. Donni McGuinness
  • Wilhelm 'Billy' von Huber
  • Rudolph
  • Dieter
  • Roger Thornhill
  • Alan Shepard
  • Ralph Stanton
  • Guidance Technician
  • Telemetry Technician
  • Dexterity Technician
  • Ed the Bully
  • Gertz
  • Fielding
  • Rat Patrol #1

Also Known As

  • Race to Space - Mission ins Unbekannte (de)

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