January 16, 2014

U.S. in Space: Superiority, Not Dominance

Travis Stalcup, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Director Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film, Gravity is a sci-fi thriller about a lone astronaut fighting to live where “life is impossible.” Following a Russian missile strike against an aging spy satellite that shreds the American space shuttle and its crew, protagonist and mission scientist Sandra Bullock struggles to evade a predictable but lethal field of orbiting debris. 

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TAGGED: Space Policy, Foreign Policy, United States, Space


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