This film concerns the Corona program that produced the world's first photo-reconnaissance (spy) satellites. The film was produced by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and premiered at the "Piercing the Curtain" conference in May of 1995. The film provides an in-depth examination about how and why the Corona program was created, as well as a detailed technological account of how the satellite was built, and its specific operations and capabilities. The film includes footage of Richard Helms, who was the director of the CIA from 1966-1973, as he addressed a press conference about the Corona mission. - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 1678526 / Local Identifier 263.3213 - A Point in Time: The Corona Story - National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981).
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