Corona Star Catchers

Corona Star Catchers

The Air Force Aerial Recovery Aircrews of the 6593d Test Squadron (Special), 1958-1972

Book - 2012
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From the Foreword: In this book, Mulcahy delivers a collection of captive narratives from the crew members who were part of this historic time in the history of national reconnaissance. Most of them were unaware of what was in the capsules they recovered, the true mission of the Discoverer program, and Discoverer's relationship with the classified Corona photosatellite reconnaissance program; however, they all understood the importance of their mission to recover capsules from space. The reader will have an opportunity to experience these missions through the perspective of those who served. I challenge you as you read these recollections to look for lessons in this part of the Corona program-lessons that you can apply to your future challenges. The Corona program tested the limits of technology, stretched the skills of those involved, and overcame disappointments along the way. The perseverance and resourcefulness of everyone involved, from the concept engineers to these air crews who caught "a falling star," demonstrates that the unimagined can become possible and challenges along the way can be overcome.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance ; Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office, 2012.
ISBN: 9781937219093
1937219097
Characteristics: x, 258 p. : facsims., ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.

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