Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites

  title={Eye in the Sky: The Story of the Corona Spy Satellites},
  author={Dwayne A. Day and John Logsdon and Brian Latell},
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 grew out of a May 1995 con ference on CORONA that sought to celebrate the declassification of pro gram documents under an executive order signed into law by President Clinton in February of that year. CORONA satellites were remarkable tech nical achievements, combining advances in photogrammetry… 
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  • History
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  • 2013
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