Tuesday, December 27, 2011
"Cold War Secret Is Revealed"
"He describes the white-hot excitement as teams pored over hand-drawings and worked on endless technical problems, using "slide-rules and advanced degrees" (there were no computers), knowing they were part of such a complicated space project. The intensity would increase as launch deadlines loomed and on the days when "the customer" — the CIA and later the Air Force — came for briefings.
On at least one occasion, former President George H.W. Bush, who was then CIA director, flew into Danbury for a tour of the plant."
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