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Nukes in Space (1999)

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U.S. nuclear tests in space, and the development of the military intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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Peter Kuran

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Val Keller
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Raymond Garthoff Raymond Garthoff ... Himself
Bernard Lovell Bernard Lovell ... Himself
Bernard Schriever Bernard Schriever ... Himself
William Shatner ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
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U.S. nuclear tests in space, and the development of the military intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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English

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GREAT Documentary
7 June 2002 | by Douglas_HolmesSee all my reviews

This is a worthy companion film to THE ATOMIC BOMB MOVIE, also narrated by William Shatner. Concentrating on the delivery systems for lofting the weapons into space rather than on the technical aspects of the bombs/warheads themselves, this provides balance of a technological sort to the other film. There is much to be learned from this film, particularly in relation to Cold War politics.

There are some good extra features (including a televised speech by president Dwight D. Eisenhower,) and as in the other film the musical score varies between "triumphal" themes and lovely music that is almost Classical. I recommend this very highly.


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