American Experience: Spy in the Sky
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 9/2/2003
With rumors circulating about Russia’s nuclear capabilities early in the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower approved the launching of the U-2, an incredible spy plane that reported activities behind the Iron Curtain without detection. The U-2, first launched in 1956, became an efficient tool, but in 1960, it was shot down trying to photograph a Russian missile base. 2005/color/60 min/NR/fullscreen.