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The Conquest of Space

Tuesday 12th October 2010 from 14h30 to 16h00
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Alain Fuster
Written by
Jean louis Molho, Alain Fuster
Produced by
Doc Story, Planète

Documentary, France, 2009, 52 min

At the end of the Second World War, the Allies, committed in a systematic hunting to the scholars of the Third Reich, seize high-level scientists.

From the 50s, during the cold war, the Soviet citizens and the Americans are engaged a steady and relentless competition the objective of which lives in the sending of a man in the space. From then on, both opponents dash into the construction of more and more voluminous rockets. At first, the United States meet very sharply outstripped and Soviet Union accumulates the successes, until the middle of the 60s. The American president JF Kennedy then decides to make of the space a priority of its country by allocating to the NASA of the considerable financial and human means and by allocating her the task to conquer the Moon. What will make the astronaut Neil Armstrong on July 21st, 1969.


Debate with :

  • Jean-Louis Molho, author
  • François Spiero, Head of human spaceflight at CNES
  • Hervé Moulin, History consultant

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