The Nature of Things Masters of Space

The Nature of Things Masters of Space

Just over 50 years ago, the first satellite was spun into orbit. Space filled us with optimism and awe. But were we just staking out a new war zone? Today, 1000 active satellites are circling the earth. By shutting down a few of them, the infrastructure of an entire country can be paralyzed. For the United States, "full spectrum dominance" — control of land, sea, air and space — is still the goal of some within the Defense Department. Follow the saga of the emerging competition between the major industrial nations to control space.

  • 2009
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Subjects
Space control (Military science) [LCSH] Artificial satellites [LCSH] Space weapons [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Political science [LCSH] World history [LCSH] Space sciences [LCSH] Technology [LCSH]
Team
David Suzuki (Narrator), Denis Delestrac (Director), Louis Caron (Writer), Harold Crooks (Writer), Lucie Tremblay (Producer), Jeremy Edwardes (Producer)
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