‘For All Mankind’ Season 2 blasts off with nods to NASA’s space shuttle past

On May 21, 1983, the United States was less than one month away from launching its first woman into space on the seventh flight of the space shuttle. Meanwhile, the Soviet Union was preparing to resume crewed operations aboard its Salyut 7 space station after a failed docking forced three cosmonauts to return to Earth the month before.

It had been more than a decade since astronauts had walked on the moon.

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