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Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships With the DoD and CIA / James E. David

David, James E
Format
Book; Government Document
Published
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9780813049991, 0813049997
Summary
Author James David tells the inside story of how NASA became a strange bedfellow to the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency, performing covert operations such as flying over sensitive areas, launching secret telecommunications satellites, and missile launch testing.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Forging close ties in NASA's early years
  • NASA, the CIA, and foreign intelligence during the Apollo era
  • Expanding interaction in old and new areas
  • Restrictions on remote sensing from space
  • Concerns over human spaceflight program experiments and lunar and astronomy program technologies
  • The shuttle : NASA's radically new partnership with the national security agencies
  • The national security agencies abandon the shuttle
  • NASA's applications satellites and national security requirements
  • Conclusion.
Description
xiv, 354 pages, 15 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-334) and index.
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