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Astrospies - Nova

  1. Jul 31, 2009 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/astrospies/

    Watch online:
    http://video.pbs.org/video/980042464/program/979359664 [Broken]
     
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    Cool, I'll have to check this out later.

    WOWwww, that was really amazing! Especially considering the youtube video I posted.
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2009 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yes, I thought it was very interesting - a rare look into a very secret program. Did you catch the statement that parts of that program are still classified! Of course that may be simply because no one has filed a FOIA request for declassification. I heard that there are something like 1 billion documents from the cold war awaiting declassification.

    On the other hand, given that Nova did a documentary on it, one would think that they filed a FOIA request.

    I liked the news headline that the one astronaut said that they joked about: A secret rocket was launched from an unknown location for an undisclosed mission with a crew of unnamed astronauts...
     
  5. Jul 31, 2009 #4

    Pythagorean

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    That, or they are good friends with the government's PR and get free scraps if they don't dig up old bones.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2009 #5

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    The declassification process is pretty standard. Illegally releasing classified information is a serious offense.

    Much of the good UFO stuff comes from declassified files obtained through a FOIA request.
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2009 #7

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    Only one person may watch it at a time. Please wait your turn... :tongue2:
     
  9. Jul 31, 2009 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    It is working okay for me at the moment. If you continue to have problems, go to the main link
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/astrospies/

    go to watch video, programs, Nova, Astrospies [on page 2].
     
  10. Jul 31, 2009 #9
    That worked, thanks.

    Very interesting information in that piece...
     
  11. Aug 2, 2009 #10

    Pythagorean

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    Well, I wasn't completely serious, but I wasn't referring to illegally releasing classified information. Just about filing more FOIA's then certain peoples would appreciate.
     
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