Secret Satellite: Aerial Recovery

On Discovery Channel's "Secret Satellite," learn how the U.S. Air Force used the aerial recovery system to recover the capsules of spy satellites. The pilots had to predict the pod's trajectory and swoop down to catch them in midair.


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