The documentary Fight for Space is coming out at an interesting time in our political climate. Trump’s administration has made no indications of any intent to improve or bolster the efforts of companies like NASA. In fact Bill Nye went on record urging Donald Trump to consider the importance of Space exploration given the current climate conditions. There very well may be a time when we have to abandon Earth and it’s important to start taking steps now in order to figure out how to do so.
Now, Fight for Space explores the history of our initial race to space. The documentary spends time exploring the “Space Race” of the 1960s/70s that drove us to put a man on the moon, then jumps into modern times and asks tough questions: why did we stop, why aren’t we trying again, and what is preventing us from exploring even further? As expected, the film explains that the “Space Race” was fueled by American’s desire to beat the Russians, along with JFK’s insistence on making it the moon.
Check out the trailer and poster below:
Fight for Space explores the past, present, and future state of the US Space Program, while making the argument that the exploration of space brings economic and cultural benefits to the nation. This film probes why and how the space program came adrift, will examine our current plans and asks, why don’t we have a more ambitious space program and what steps can be taken to fix it?
Check out the full poster as well