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First U.S. Satellite Spy Photo - Soviet Airfield

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Image of the first "spy" photograph taken from Space, depicting a Soviet military installation in Siberia.

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum provides more information:

The first photograph of a Soviet military site taken from a spacecraft shows a Siberian air base at Mys Shmidta near the Chukchi Sea. It reveals objects about 12 meters (40 feet) across, as seen from an altitude of more than 160 kilometers (100 miles). Film retrieved from Discoverer-14 covered more Soviet territory than all the earlier U-2 aircraft flights combined.


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Image online, courtesy the U.S. National Archives via the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

 

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