If you’re going to be anywhere near a TV on Tuesday, February 12th, you might be interested in watching the upcoming episode of Nova called Astrospies. Here’s what it’s about:
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.
And here’s a little preview:
Check it out, I’ll be watching.