Risk of spontaneous nuclear annihilation aside, the Cold War proved a potent period in the history of technological development. I mean, just look at all this cool stuff we invented for little reason more than simply sticking it to the Soviets. It's amazing the lofty heights mankind can achieve when inspired by smack talking.

Leveraging reams of stock NASA footage gathered from the Prelinger Archive—including reels from Highlights 1965: A Progress Report, 1964's Out Of This World, and Trailblazer In Space featuring Ham the Chimp—creator Lyndon Lorenz then overlays vintage synth samples into the spacefaring psychedelics. [Vimeo]

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