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Washington, DC, Posted February 4, 2015 -- During much of the Cold War Soviet space activities -- civilian and military -- were a major focus of U.S. intelligence collection and analysis. As one of the key areas of technological competition with Moscow -- one where the Soviet Union jumped to an early lead in some space activities -- the space race generated profound concern in Washington over the need to understand and respond to new developments. To that end, U.S. analysts resorted to the full-spectrum of intelligence techniques -- from assorted forms of technical collection to scrutinizing Soviet documentary films on the flights of Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov (to obtain data on the USSR's closely guarded manned space launch facilities).