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FEMA Prepared for Dead NASA Satellite's Plunge to Earth This Week

by Leonard David, SPACE.com's Space Insider Columnist

With a massive dead NASA satellite due to plunge back to Earth this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is laying the groundwork for a fast response in case the 6 1/2-ton spacecraft falls over American soil.

Reveal Rare Look at Secret Cold War Space Program

by Roger Guillemette, SPACE.com Contributor

Twenty-five years after their top-secret, Cold War-era missions ended, two clandestine American satellite programs were declassified Saturday with the unveiling of three of the United States' most closely guarded assets: the KH-7 GAMBIT, the KH-8 GAMBIT 3 and the KH-9 HEXAGON spy satellites.

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