How the US Built Its Super-Secret Spy Satellite Program

Ethics aside, espionage is an indispensable part of statecraft. The ISR [Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance] information gathered helps steer national policy decisions for everything from mundane trade negotiations to the blackest of ops. And nowhere is this more evident than in the development of the US… »4/23/13 4:00pm4/23/13 4:00pm

Secret American Space Agency Gives NASA Two Spy Telescopes More Powerful Than the Hubble

What do you know about the National Reconnaissance Office? Did you know that the shadowy space agency has two spy telescopes more powerful than the Hubble that they're simply not using anymore? And did you know that it gifted them to NASA for studying the secrets of the universe? Yep, that's exactly what happened. »6/04/12 12:47pm6/04/12 12:47pm