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U.S. Spy Satellites Riding Russian Rockets into Space

16 Mar 2014 11:55 AM | Anonymous
When a Soyuz space capsule touched down in Kazakhstan this week with two Russians and American Astronaut Mike Hopkins aboard after 166 days in orbit on the International Space Station, a small irony was obvious. While they’d been floating around in a gravity-free model of international cooperation, their governments had been plunging toward a major confrontation over the future of Ukraine. But the even greater irony evident out there in space is the extent to which America’s satellitesundefinedincluding the super-secret birds sent aloft by the National Reconnaissance Officeundefineddepend on Russian-built engines to get into orbit in the first place.  The Daily Beast.  Read More

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