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FRONTLINE; Space: The Race for High Ground

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Space: The Race for High Ground
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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History of US Soviet space race as extension of the arms race. Before Ronald Reagan introduced his Star Wars space defense plan, FRONTLINE examined how in the previous twenty-five years, the U.S. and the Soviet Union had gone from designing satellites to designing weapons to blast them out of the sky. The superpowers were converting space from an arena for communications, surveillance, and scientific exploration, to a concept of space as the "high ground," the critical area of battle that each side needs to control.

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