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    • Eyeing the Red Storm

    • Eisenhower and the First Attempt to Build a Spy Satellite
    • By: Robert M. Dienesch
    • Narrated by: Jim Woods
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1954, the US Air Force launched an ambitious program known as WS-117L to develop the world's first reconnaissance satellite. The goal was to take photographic images from space and relay them back to Earth via radio. Because of technical issues and bureaucratic resistance, however, WS-117L was seriously behind schedule by the time Sputnik orbited Earth in 1957 and was eventually cancelled. Eyeing the Red Storm examines the birth of space-based reconnaissance from the perspective of WS-117L.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Read

    • By Jean on 02-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95