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Spy Plane Images Show Both Ancient Sites and Modern Era Manmade Environmental Changes


    Taken from 70,000 feet during the Gulf wars, the Lockheed U-2 “Dragon Lady” Spy Plane was an effective aerial reconnaissance platform to capture images of military intelligence value such as foreign bases, airfields, and potential nuclear weapons facilities. But image analysts began to identify high-resolution photos of historical, ethnographic, and archaeological sites and landscapes.

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    Posted by Jeffrey Richmond
    Mr. Richmond recently retired from the Aerospace industry as a technical writer and continues to write and research on a variety of topics including aviation and aerospace business. He spent a tour of duty as a pilot and instructor in the US Air Force, flew for a regional airline, and taught at two aviation universities. Jeff and his wife Peggy live in the country between Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee.