Astrospies!

by | Feb 13, 2008 | History | 0 comments


For those of you living in the US your PBS network had a documentary about military space programmes you could have watched yesterday

Well if you missed it, watch the clip above and maybe you can find it at your local DVD store sometime soon. Here’s the promotional blurb I was sent that went with the documentary anyway

“On Tuesday, February 12, NOVA will present the premiere of “Astrospies,” an inside look at the covert space programs that hid in the shadows of the 1960s space race. We think readers of Hyperbola will be interested in the show, and we hope you’ll consider posting about it!

Amid the countdowns, launches, splashdowns, and parades that heralded the race to the moon, both the United States and the Soviet Union ran quiet campaigns to launch military astronauts on spying missions. Highly classified for decades, these top-secret missions might easily have triggered a shooting war in orbit. In “Astrospies,” NOVA travels to Russia for exclusive access to cosmonauts and their restricted space facility and obtains candid first-time interviews with American astronauts in the Air Force-run military space program.”

I’d like to add I like PBS because it has lots of British television programmes on it, always a nice alternative to the 500 channels the US hotels have that show adverts with short clips of an alleged drama inbetween

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