Yes! I think for the time period is important to know what people were thinking. The space race was such a big part of our history and I think it really turned us into the “super power” we have been known for. I think it is important we know that we did not do all of that alone. The story is engaging and good besides the historical part of it.
Yes, it was nice to get the viewpoint of someone who was on the wrong side not by choice but by coercion and intimidation. I think people make it too simple that all Germans were Nazis and hence bad when in reality they had few choices for their own survival.