Never saw those translations. The one i know of is much[/] (way?) better. On topic... The government would not need Kubrick to be any part of it. From a technological standpoint, the filming could have been done by numerous people, even at the time and especially those working for a govt. agency. As for 2001, it was OK. It is not my favorite of his, maybe 3rd. From memory the images you are referring to are a little cloudy. I would be willing to bet other depictions\artistic renderings existed at the time that he may have seen, although cant say for sure since it was a little before my time.