Jul 10, 2010

The Space Review: Astrospies....

While “Astrospies” offered some new insights into and images of the MOL project, the program was not without some errors. (credit: USAF) Astrospies, corrected by Dwayne A. Day Monday, April 14, 2008 Over the years, PBS’s Nova program has produced some excellent space documentaries. Two of the best focused on the Mars exploration rovers. In February of this year Nova aired a program titled “Astrospies”, focusing on the United States Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) and the Soviet Almaz program (see “All along the watchtower”, The Space Review, February 11, 2008). MOL and Almaz were military space stations intended to conduct surveillance and reconnaissance of the Earth. MOL was canceled before it ever had the chance to fly, but Almaz flew several times before the Soviets ended the program. The documentary is available on DVD for anybody who missed it and a transcript can be found here.

-This is just old school cool...

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