Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space is a game that allows the player to simulate the space race from the Explorer 1 satellite to the first Man on the Moon
. The player may choose to play the United States (NASA), or to play from the side of the Soviet space program. (In which case your space program begins with the Sputnik satellite.) Whichever side the player choses, the computer plays the other, so like in the real space race, there is the pressure of intense competion.
Each side develops hardware, recruits astronauts, and launches missions to further his chosen strategy. The player is not limited to the historical mission methods, but may choose from a variety of strategies and equipment.
Sadly, this game is now out of print. It is occasionally seen on auction sites, and the brave of heart may run it on a Windows 95 box.