Declassified! 1972 Spy Satellite Capsule's Deep-Sea Rescue (Photos)

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The Damaged HEXAGON Recovery Vehicle on the Ocean Bottom

Credit: CIA
According to the declassified CIA document, "On 10 July 1971, the third HEXAGON RV was lost. The parachute failed to reef before fully deploying, and it…Read More »

was snapped off at the swivel. The RV entered ballistically and impacted the water with a force of approximately 2600 g's and settled in 16,000 feet of water." Image released August 8, 2012.   Less «
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