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Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites
The historian's delight in discovering new archival sources is evident in this anthology of narratives chronicling the clandestine cold war spy-satellite program known as CORONA. Eye in the Sky grewExpand
Ferrets Above: American Signals Intelligence Satellites During the 1960s
  • D. Day
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2004
Beginning in 1995 the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) began declassifying significant amounts of information about its photographic intelligence satellites. But the NRO has released very littleExpand
Intelligence Space Program
There is no clear consensus on what needs to be done to “fix” the NRO, nor a consensus that it needs fixing at all. In 2000, several high-level studies were conducted that concerned aspects of theExpand
Bureaucratizing the High Frontier
Space, as everyone knows, is about astronauts. Astronauts are sexy. Astronauts are cool. Astronauts have the Right Stuff. "No Buck Rogers, no bucks," as the saying goes. It is the astronauts who putExpand
Trust but Verify: Imagery Analysis in the Cold War (review)
  • D. Day
  • Engineering
  • 1 October 2001
ment is graced with interpretive insight of a high order, including the sophistication necessary to capture the delicate interplay, in the United States as well as Europe, of national-policyExpand
Spying from Space: Constructing America's Satellite Command and Control Systems (review)
Spying from Space is a frustrating book, and that frustration begins with the misleading title. It is not about spy satellites. Instead, it is about the development of command-and-control systems forExpand
Spying with Maps: Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy (review)
  • D. Day
  • Engineering
  • 15 September 2004
invisible landscape to the ultimate military high ground, the Moon. Vanderbilt does not discuss the technologies of building black spaces or specifics of the technologies based in these locations. HeExpand