The conquest of a new world: the first satellite, the first man in space, the first steps on the moon – pictures we all know.
But the triumph of space travel holds hidden secrets.
The military projects appear to come from Hollywood films like “Star Wars”.
For years the Soviets and the Americans have exploded nuclear bombs in outer space, tested killer satellites and planned military interventions from space.
Behind the scenes, such dangerous experiments with the aim of military space control are still conducted today.
Documents kept secret for years by the secret services of the superpowers and published only shortly ago show how often and under what conditions the world was on the brink of a Third World War.
In 1953, when Khrushchev was the successor to Stalin in the Soviet Union, people were able to breathe again.