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1 posted on 01/01/2012 12:14:51 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

our private eyes, are watching you watching you watching you


2 posted on 01/01/2012 12:29:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: neverdem

By 1977, IIRC the first KH-11 was in orbit though it wasn’t up there very long.


3 posted on 01/01/2012 12:36:07 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: neverdem
your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Careful...if no one accepts this mission, the entire Forum will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3,....

5 posted on 01/01/2012 1:16:02 AM PST by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: neverdem

Although some aspects of this program are being declassified, the basic details have been public knowledge for a long time. I always wondered how they could manage to time the plane flights precisely enough to catch film dropped from space.


7 posted on 01/01/2012 1:47:03 AM PST by wideminded
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To: neverdem

Wow. Neat article. It takes me back to the days of chain driven Honneywell chart recorders... (when you could wiggle a wire or two, ‘tap’ on this or that, and get it working again...).


9 posted on 01/01/2012 2:22:26 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: neverdem

Chalkboards and slide rules did wonders.


10 posted on 01/01/2012 5:10:13 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: neverdem

I was on the source selection team.


11 posted on 01/01/2012 5:16:34 AM PST by larryjohnson (USAF(Ret))
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To: neverdem

I long for the days when secrets of national importance were actually kept secret...instead of reading about the leaking sieves in Washington putting our soldiers and country at risk.


12 posted on 01/01/2012 5:20:48 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: neverdem
More background to your posting.
13 posted on 01/01/2012 5:37:34 AM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: neverdem
...up to 1,000 Perkin-Elmer employees worked on the program during its peak in the 1970s...

I've met some of these guys. Some are no longer with us and never got a chance to talk about what they did for their country.

14 posted on 01/01/2012 5:40:15 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: neverdem

One of the treble hooks which the AF used to snag the parachute is on display in the lobby of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Using the parachute worked until the Navy found a Soviet sub waiting under the planned drop zone, in case the C-124 missed the snag. That’s when they realized the need to figure a way to download the images by encrypted communications.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 6:12:33 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the post very interesting I would still like to see them declassify Echelon.


20 posted on 01/01/2012 7:06:03 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: neverdem

What they don’t tell you is that the Russians were doing this long before we were.


23 posted on 01/01/2012 7:13:21 AM PST by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: neverdem

Ice Station Zebra

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36 posted on 01/01/2012 9:22:31 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 (+)
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To: neverdem; Marine_Uncle; blam; NormsRevenge; SunkenCiv; SierraWasp; TigersEye
Fascinating stuff,...thanks for posting!

I was a college student studying math and physics when spuknik went up.

44 posted on 01/04/2012 10:36:42 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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