Cold War, Tech Race

Cold War, Tech Race

4 Episodes

Cold War, The Tech Race tells the story of the war’s most influential front: the race for scientific supremacy. It was a war that brought the world to the brink of destruction.

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Cold War, Tech Race
  • Cold War Tech Race: Fuel for Destruction - Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The Cold War saw the development of new rockets and guidance systems that could propel nuclear warheads across the world at the press of a button, with incredible accuracy. The dawn of the atomic age also promised a bold new energy source.

  • Cold War Tech Race: Golden Age of Science - Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Take a look at how science and technology was funded for war. A new golden age of science, biological research was used to create terrible weapons like Agent Orange. Science itself became the greatest weapon of war.

  • Cold War Tech Race: Information is Power - Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Capturing your opponent’s information gave you power, securing your own information was critical. High altitude spy planes and space satellites created a new way to observe military maneuverers and state secrets.

  • Cold War Tech Race: Race to Space - Episode 4

    Episode 4

    The space race. It was the pinnacle of technological competition during the Cold War era. A product of two superpowers who saw this milestone of human achievement through the lens of military supremacy and national security.