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U.S. Launches Spy Satellite

May 25, 2010 |  7:09 am




May 25, 1960, Midas Satellite 

May 25, 1960, Spy Satellite
 

May 25, 1960: The U.S. successfully launches a Midas satellite after a previous attempt failed. The Times editorialized that the satellites would make spy planes such as the U-2 obsolete. Which is why the Midas satellites became space junk and we’re still flying U-2s.

And on the jump, burglars at the Queen's Arms get more than they bargained for.




May 25, 1960, Queen's Arms


May 25, 1960, Spy Satellite


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May 26, 1960, Editorial

May 26, 1960: Spy satellites will make the U-2 obsolete, The Times editorializes. 
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