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Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space re-creates the thrilling endeavor of trying to lead your country's space program to the moon before a competing superpower does the same. As head of your country's space program you will need to develop all the hardware you need for your spacecraft and make it safe, choose the right persons to send into space and make sure they come back alive. Loaded with lots of historic video clips, and other historic correct items make this game reflect the "Cold War" situation as it should.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space: A U.S.-Soviet Space Race Simulation" -- Tag-lined title
  • "BARIS" -- Common acronym

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Board game

The game was based on a board game called LIFTOFF!, designed by Fritz Bonner and published by Task Force Games in 1989, according to the manual.

Related Web Sites

  • Race into Space Project (The homepage of a modern, freeware re-release of the title for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.)
Infernos (17268) added Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space (PC-98) on Mar 06, 2015
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