Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NROpen House

The NRO recently threw a gala 50th celebration of these programs, displaying the 'birds' themselves for public viewing (for  one day only):

Saturday's spysat unveiling was attended by a number of jubilant NRO veterans who developed and refined the classified spacecraft and its components for decades in secret, finally able to show their wives and families what they actually did 'at the office' for so many years. Both of the newly declassified satellite systems, GAMBIT and HEXAGON, followed the U.S. military's frontrunner spy satellite system CORONA, which was declassified in 1995. 

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