NOVA: Astrospies DVD

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Item #: WB8762
Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns, and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the moon in the 1960s. But few know that both countries also ran parallel space programs, whose covert goal was to launch military astronauts on spying missions. In this program, NOVA delves into the untold story of this top-secret space race, which might easily have ... More
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Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns, and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the moon in the 1960s. But few know that both countries also ran parallel space programs, whose covert goal was to launch military astronauts on spying missions. In this program, NOVA delves into the untold story of this top-secret space race, which might easily have turned into a shooting war in orbit.

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Producer: James Bamford, C. Scott Willis, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Paula S. Apsell
Production Year: 2008
Copyright Year: 2007
Rating: TV-G
Director: C. Scott Willis
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Writers: James Bamford
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 53 minutes
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

"...a fascinating, untold chapter of the Cold War..." - The Week

"...fascinating piece of detective work by espionage historian James Bamford and filmmaker Scott Willis." - The Miami Herald

"From start to finish the episode is a wonderful look at an unseen chapter in world history." - Blogcritics Magazine