Fight For Space
Fight For Space
93 min • Health & Science, Business & Technology • 2017 • G

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In 1961, U.S. president John F. Kennedy proclaimed that NASA would send astronauts to the Moon by the end of the decade. The ‘Space Race’ inspired an entire generation to pursue careers in science, technology and engineering, creating the technological boom of the 1990s. As the balance of world power shifted, interest in space exploration declined and NASA became old news. Why haven’t we gone back to the Moon, or sent humans to Mars? Weren’t we supposed to be there in the 80s? What lead to the decline of NASA’s budget and why is it stuck in low earth orbit? This film examines the past, present and future of the U.S. Space Program through in-depth interviews with the world’s leading experts on space travel, including astronauts Jim Lovell and Story Musgrave, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, engineers, space industry entrepreneurs and and many other experts in the space community