Horizon: 1981-1982: The Race to Ruin


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First transmitted in 1981, Horizon examines the US fear that the Russians are ahead of them in the space race and that they're developing beam and laser weapons capable of hitting targets on earth from space platforms.


Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 9 Nov 1981

Duration: 49 mins


Collection: The Space Race (8 programmes)

Programmes charting America and Russia's attempts to reach for the moon and beyond.



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